Advocating for the community in need through canine connections

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Annual Festival & Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday, October 7, 2023

The 2023 edition of our popular annual Cornhole Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, October 7!

The event takes place at Highland Canine Training, LLC’s classroom facility, located at: 162 Early Ln, Harmony, NC 28634. Local vendors and food/drink will be available at the event.

If you are interested in attending this event as a vendor, or featuring as a sponsor at the event, learn more about our sponsorship levels by clicking the buttons below.

We Appreciate our Event Sponsors!



Our Mission

“Transforming lives through the power of canine connections. We conduct innovative research, provide essential education and create partnerships to serve both the canine community and people.”

How You Can Help


Volunteers play a vital role in all of our programs. From taking service dogs in training to our School Reading Program sites, to helping out at fundraisers, our volunteer team carries out extremely valuable work in the community.


It takes over a year to train a reliable service dog. Our comprehensive training process incurs costs for food, veterinary care and training equipment. Your generous donations help to make our programs a reality for people who truly need them.  


Creating connections with other organizations helps us to bring our programs into the community. We love working with enthusiastic, like-minded organizations who want to make a positive difference to the world around them.

What we do:

Highland Canine Connect is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the community to create fulfilling and engaging connections between dogs and people in need. We offer a number of canine related programs throughout the community and hope that with your support, we will be able to expand these programs and offer new ones in the near future!

Our Values

C = Changing Behavior
O = Outcome Driven
N = iNnovative
N = New Ideas
E = Empathy
C = Community Advocacy
T = Teamwork through Partnerships

Creating Beneficial Community CONNECTions!

Our school reading program combines dogs and reading for children who may have difficulty reading.  We have seen tremendous success with this program and we hope to expand to more schools soon!

We donate fully-trained service dogs to individuals who need a canine companion to help with activities in their daily lives. The benefits of a well-trained service dog are endless and our goal is to help place them with those in need.

Support for our nation’s law enforcement and military has always been at the forefront of our efforts.  We continue to support them with our working dog donations for those departments with limited budgets.

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