Meet Canine Companions dog Kinkeade! Kinkeade is the South Central Region campus namesake, and currently in professional training at the Baylor Scott & White Health Kinkeade Campus.

  • Breed Labrador
  • Gender Male
  • Favorite command Push
  • Favorite toy Chuckit ball
  • Best quality Super sweet and affectionate


Meet Canine Companions puppy Buckeye! NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio is following Buckeye on his journey to one day become a Canine Companions for Independence assistance dog for a child, adult or veteran with a disability.

  • Breed Labrador/Golden Retriever cross
  • Gender Male
  • Favorite command Shake
  • Favorite toy Green rubber ball
  • Favorite pass time Going on new adventures


Canine Companions puppy Alexis has a special future! She's on the path to become an assistance dog for someone with a disability. Alexis is being raised in Southern California where she and her puppy raiser are having fun experiencing new things and learning new commands.

  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Female
  • Birthday March 4, 2018
  • Favorite toy Big lamb
  • Nickname Pretty girl


Canine Companions puppy Zari is enjoying the Sacramento sunshine with her volunteer puppy raiser, while learning commands and receiving important socialization. Zari is working hard to one day become an assistance dog for someone with a disability.

  • Breed Golden Retriever
  • Gender Female
  • Birthdate April 23, 2018
  • Homestate California
  • Best Friend Her mom, Mari.


Canine Companions Puppy Able II is on a mission to raise awareness about Canine Companions as the “spokespuppy” for Corporate Partner BraunAbility.

  • Breed Labrador/Golden Retriever Cross
  • Gender Male
  • Birthday April 22, 2017
  • Favorite Car BraunAbility upfitted Chrysler Pacifica (big enough for friends!)