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Hill Country Volunteer Chapter


The Hill Country Volunteer Chapter was established in 2023 after many years of being a Canine Companions Group. Our chapter serves the Austin, Georgetown, San Antonio area and consists of volunteers, puppy raisers, and graduate teams who actively work to support and further the mission of Canine Companions.

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Puppy Raising Spotlight: Linda McMahan


Linda McMahan has been highly involved with Canine Companions over the years, by serving on the leadership team of the Red Earth Volunteer Chapter in Oklahoma, plus raising 11 cumulative puppies.

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Puppy Raising Spotlight: Leah Thye


When Leah became a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions, she turned her lifelong hobby of dog training into a purpose. Her passion for training dogs led her down the path to a career as a service dog trainer. Leah…

A yellow lab in a bandanna and blue service dog vest looks over her shoulder. Two young women in wheelchairs are in the background.

DogFest DFW 2024


Grab a leash and join Canine Companions for our signature event, DogFest! Celebrate the love of dogs while supporting an important mission.