Canine Companions

Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans free of charge.

  • Established 1975
  • Number of assistance dog placements Over 5,000
  • Types of dogs placed Service Dogs Hearing Dogs Facility Dogs Skilled Companions


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


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!)