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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…

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Kinkeade Campus Open House


Visit the Canine Companions South Central Region training center, the Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus and learn how you can get involved.

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South Central DogFest 2023


Grab a leash and join Canine Companions for our signature event, DogFest! Celebrate the human-canine bond at an event near you.

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Sound the Alarm


Makenzie McGuire has been profoundly deaf her whole life, using cochlear implants and lip reading to communicate with the world around her. While able to rely on these tools, she still wasn’t fully independent.

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A Christmas Gift of a Lifetime


Living with a traumatic brain injury, Londen spends more time than most children in a hospital setting. He received Service Dog Numa, just in time for Christmas in 2020.

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Diamond Volunteer Chapter


The Diamond Volunteer Chapter was established in 2022 after many years of being a Canine Companions Group. Our chapter serves the entire state of Arkansas and consists of volunteers, puppy raisers, and graduate teams who actively work to support and further the mission of Canine Companions.