The Central Florida Chapter of Canine Companions serves the Central Florida area. Our chapter includes graduates, volunteers, puppy raisers and donors who are enthusiastic about supporting the mission of Canine Companions – providing expertly- trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, free of charge.
DogFest Orlando 2022 was an amazing success thanks to our chapter volunteers and attendees! Together we raised over $95,000 for Canine Companions while having fun and educating people about service dog awareness. Watch the video re-cap and make plans to attend DogFest Orlando 2023.
Our service dogs open up new opportunities and spread incredible joy. By raising funds through DogFest, you support our mission and the people we serve.
If you’re looking for deeper engagement as a Canine Companions volunteer, we encourage you to get involved with our chapter. The Central Florida Chapter is an extension of the Southest Region Training Center. We work to raise awareness, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers and support one another’s work on behalf of the Canine Companions’ mission. If you are interested in working with our chapter, contact us. We’d love to meet you!
Join us for an event filled with inspiring stories, lively entertainment, delightful cusisine and drinks and a great silent and live auction.
For senior journalism major Noah Griffith, his 2-year-old Black Labrador-Golden Retriever mix Schooner is a boost on both the physical and social fronts.
The Pensacola Ice Flyers announced today the addition of a new team pup, a future service dog that they have named Buccella, and their recommitment to the nonprofit organization Canine Companions for the 2023-24 season. The Ice Flyers’ second team puppy’s name pays homage to the late Dan “Bucky” Buccella, one of the most beloved players in the history of Pensacola hockey.