10 yellow lab puppies in yellow puppy capes sit in a row in a grassy field

Central Florida Chapter

Canine Companions
Southeast Region

ABOUT

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. 

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER

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!

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REGIONAL EVENTS

Events in the Southeast Region

NEWS AND STORIES

LEADERSHIP

Chapter Leadership

Mary Tench

Mary started volunteering as a puppy raiser and quickly became very active in the Central Florida Chapter. She is currently raising Winston, her third puppy. Mary is passionate about the mission, the dogs, and the people who have become her “extended family.