Where We Go

Caring Canines serves over 50 facilities each month in the greater-Boston area. We visit extensively within the route 95 corridor and from the northern cities of Reading and Stoneham, west to Sudbury and Natick, and south as far as Needham. We are focused on serving elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, children in hospitals and school special-education classrooms, adolescents with behavioral challenges, and individuals with disabilities at day habilitation and residential programs.  At this time we are unable to provide visits one-time visits in a corporate or office setting.

Requesting Visits:

Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc. has a waiting list of facilities who would like to be served by our program. In order to request visits, we need to hear from the person-in-charge of actually scheduling the visits: the activities coordinator, school principal, executive director, etc. Please have the person-in-charge of therapy dog visits send an email to info@caringcanines.org with the following information:

  1. Name and address of the facility.
  2. Type of facility, population served, how many people would be present at a visit.
  3. Contact info (name, email, phone) of the person-in-charge of setting up visits.

We will then let you know we have received your request and inform you if we will be able to serve your community in the future. Meanwhile, please refer to the Links page for other area programs that might be able to assist you immediately. We thank you for your interest in having us visit and look forward to hearing from you

The following is a list of the facilities we currently serve:

Assisted-Living Facilities
Concord Park, Concord (Assisted Living)
Concord Park, Concord (Memory Care)
Country Club Heights, Woburn
Elizabeth Seton Residence (Marillac Residence), Wellesley Hills
The Falls at Cordingly Dam, Newton
Hearthstone, Woburn
Leland Home, Waltham
New Horizons, Woburn
Springhouse, Jamaica Plain
Sunrise of Burlington, Burlington
Waltham Crossings, Waltham (Assisted Living)
Waltham Crossings, Waltham (Harbor Program)
Youville Place, Lexington  (Assisted Living)
Youville Place, Lexington  (Courtyard Memory Care)
Youville House, Cambridge

Nursing Centers
Pine Knoll, Lexington
Rivercrest, Concord
Sancta Maria, Cambridge

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (East campus)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (West campus)
Children’s Hospital, Boston (monthly trick shows)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 5 West)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 6 West)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 6 Central)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 7 Central)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (MICU)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Radiation/Oncology -Trump Building)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Oncology Clinic – main hospital)
Leonard Morse Hospital, Child Development Unit, Natick
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston
Spaulding Pediatrics, Boston
Winchester Hospital, Winchester

Children and Adolescents
Brackett Elementary School, Arlington
The Cambridge Program, Cambridge
Community Interventions Program, Arlington
Coolidge Corner School, Brookline
Dallin Elementary School, Arlington
Memorial Spaulding Elementary School, Newton
Menotomy Preschool, Arlington
Newton North High School, Newton
The Second Step, Newton
Williams Elementary School, Newton

Adult Day Health Programs
Cooperative Elder Services, Arlington
Cooperative Elder Services, Concord

Day Habilitation Programs and Residences
Shiloh House Recovery Home for Women, Jamaica Plain

Specialized Programs
Sawtelle Family Hospice, Reading