Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    Caring Canines Application Process

Step One: Fill out and submit the online questionnaire below.

Step Two: You will be contacted via email by our Program Coordinator. The email will provide information about scheduling a time to accompany us, without your dog, on a group visit. This observation visit serves as an orientation to our program and offers a preview of what a typical visit might be like for you and your dog. There is often an opportunity to watch a therapy dog evaluation after the visit. This may help you get a good sense of whether your dog has the temperament and skills needed for work as a therapy dog.

Step Three: After your observation visit, we will offer available appointment times when you may bring your dog for evaluation and certification. You will be given our Canine Health Assessment form, to be completed by your vet, and a registration application to bring with you to the evaluation. The fee to register your dog is $30.

NOTE: Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc. is located in Massachusetts in the greater Boston area. We have no chapters or affiliations in any part of the country.

Do you currently have a car? (Public transportation is not available to most of the facilities we serve; a car is required to become a volunteer.) * Yes
First name: *
E-mail Address: *
Last name: *
Street address: *
City and State: *
Zip Code: *
Home phone: *
Cell phone:
Are you 18 years or older? * Yes
When are you available? * Week days
Weekends (Saturday or Sunday)
Name of dog: *
Breed: *
Age of dog: *
Sex of dog: * Female
Is your dog spayed/neutered? * Yes
Does your dog have reliable obedience skills? * Sit
Is your dog friendly with other dogs, both large and small? * Yes
How did you hear about Caring Canines?
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