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Lone Star Chapter

Canine Companions
South Central Region


The Lone Star Volunteer Chapter was established in early 2015. Our chapter serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and consists of volunteers, puppy raisers, graduate teams and supporters who actively work to support the mission of Canine Companions.

The goals of our volunteer chapter are to:

  • Grow volunteer chapter membership by raising public awareness of Canine Companions.
  • Recruit individuals enthused about raising future service dogs.
  • Provide financial support for Canine Companions through fundraising. 
  • Maintain a vibrant, positive presence in the community by giving presentations and demonstrations about Canine Companions.
  • Show support to all who share the passion and pursue the mission of Canine Companions.
  • The Lone Star Volunteer Chapter is proud to be an extension of the South Central Region. Located in Irving, Texas, the Baylor Scott & White – Kinkeade Campus offers ideal facilities for providing professional training for service dogs and preparing clients for their lives with a service dog. 


If you’re looking for deeper engagement as a Canine Companions volunteer, we encourage you to get involved with our chapter. If you are interested in volunteering with our chapter, contact us. We’d love to meet you! 

We are always in need of additional puppy raisers. Puppy raisers donate their time and effort in the care and socialization of future service dogs. Learn more at canine.org/puppyraiser.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.



Lone Star Chapter Events

Upcoming Puppy Outings

Group outings are essential for our puppies and raisers. We’d love for you to take a look at our calendar of events and join us at an upcoming outing!3 puppies seating on the grass

It is our goal to prepare our puppies to become viable service dog candidates by planning and organizing fun and stimulating social outings and events for both puppies and raisers. Our chapter organizes frequent outings to teach each other how to properly integrate your puppy and its training into your daily life. Check out our outings and events below and don’t forget to join our Meetup Group to receive updates and notifications!

Lone Star Chapter Meetings

Information on upcoming meetings to come.

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Join us for one of our Lone Star Volunteer Chapter meetings to learn more about how you can get invovled with the Lone Star Volunteer Chapter and support the mission of Canine Companions. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Events in the South Central Region

We love to share our story! Canine Companions volunteers, graduates and puppy raisers are available for meetings and events throughout the region. If you are interested in a Canine Companions representative attending an event for your group, organization or company please fill out this form and someone will be in contact to set up a presentation.

If you are interested in volunteering for an event please visit the volunteer page. Make sure to check out the calendar below for all events in the region.

Join us for our quarterly Graduation and Matriculation Ceremonies at the Kinkeade Campus to see the mission come to life. Click here for details!