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Welcome to UPup!

This semester, both training meetings and Lennar visits are only open to members who have already taken and passed tryouts. New members should consider getting involved with our service dog awareness efforts!

Check out the calendar below and the document titled "UPup Overview & FAQs" for information on what we do and how you can get involved! Make sure to join this OrgSync page so you receive all club communications!

Instagram: @miamiupup, @jackie_cci, @caroline.cci, @cci_puppy_cassandra

Facebook: Miami UPup

UPup Spring 2019 Calendar Updated 03.31.19.pdf
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UPup Overview & FAQs Updated 01.29.19.pdf
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UPup is a student organization at the University of Miami that is centered on service dog raising, training, and awareness. We work exclusively with puppies provided by Canine Companions for Independence – a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient. Some UPup members are volunteer puppy raisers with CCI, and UPup is a community of students and faculty members around these raiser/puppy teams to provide support and to promote UPup’s mission. Our goals are to properly train CCI puppies for success in advanced training and as matched assistance dogs, to teach students CCI training techniques, and to spread awareness about animal policy on campus.


Community Outreach & Social Change

Full Organization Name


Organization Email Address
Meeting Time/Date/Location

UPup meetings are generally held on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm. These meetings include general body meetings and training circles. We also hold some meetings that take place over the weekend that are announced well in advance.

President University of Miami E-mail Address
President/Chair First and Last Name

Emily Kalbac

Treasurer E-mail Address
Treasurer First and Last Name

Czavier Tan

Primary Advisor First and Last Name

Joy Beverly

Advisors's Title at University of Miami