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01. Our Events

We love it when all of our Canine Families come together’s and spend time being envolved in training, games, events, certifications, and fellowship…


03. Be a Volunteer

Being a volunteer is a rewarding and giving opportunity to help others while giving of your time and skills.  Canine connection has many events and training opportunity’s that can always use some help to achieve an unforgettable event for all involved.  If this is somthing you think you would enjoy doing please let us know & Thank you in advance for your time.    

Help a friend

02. Find a Friend a Home

From time to time we find a friend in need who needs help, rescue or a warm loving home. 

Speak Up

04. Spread the Word

If you enjoy the events, training, boarding, or just the Love we have for your special canine…. Spread the word!

Melissa Morgan Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky.  At the University, she is the Director of the Food Systems Innovation Center (FSIC) and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Food Science. Melissa’s research interests include pre- and post-harvest food safety and quality control. In recent years this worked has evolved to included activities to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from non-routine emergencies resulting from intentional and non-intentional contamination affecting food products. Melissa’s teaching program includes traditional classes in Food Microbiology, Food Sanitation, Foodborne Pathogens, and Veterinary Medical Terminology (online), in addition to a robust program in undergraduate student research and internships.

Melissa has been involved in working and training scent detecting dogs for over 20 years. She is a K9 Deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department,  Chief of the Kentucky Search Dog Association, and K9 manager for Ohio Task Force 1 a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team.  Melissa has been involved with over 375 incidents as either a dog handler, team leader or operations officer, her K9s are certified through FEMA, North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), American Police Canine Association (APCA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) in disaster, air-scent, trailing, and cadaver. In addition, Melissa is an evaluator for KYEM, FEMA Disaster – HRD and a Master Trainer for APCA.