caring canines

Today more than ever, people in our communities could use some extra care, comfort and support. Dogwood Acres Caring Canines is here to help.

What’s Caring Canines?
A pet therapy program providing certified pet therapy teams to offer unconditional love and a peaceful presence to caregivers, students, employees, and anyone in need. Caring Canine’s mission is to partner with local organizations to provide volunteer pet therapy teams who enrich lives by promoting physical and emotional health, and to help comfort and bring happiness to those in need.

caring caninesCaring Canine teams currently volunteer at these local organizations:

  • Hospice of the Chesapeake
  • Anne Arundel County Courts – Courthouse Dog Program
  • Anne Arundel County Public Library Reading Program
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Anne Arundel County Senior Center
  • Brightview Senior Living
  • Ginger Cove Senior Center
  • Kennedy Krieger Animal Assisted Therapy Program
  • Kennedy Krieger L.E.A.P. Program

We’re pleased to introduce Gerry Mathews as our new Volunteer Coordinator! Gerry has been an integral part of Caring Canines since the very beginning – she was part of the first group of Caring Canine teams in 2013. Gerry’s background as a Pet Partner handler, Pet Partner Evaluator and Animal-Assisted Crisis Response certified volunteer, makes her the ideal mentor for future volunteers.

Interested in getting certified as a Caring Canines Pet Therapy Volunteer Team with your best furry friend? Tap the button below to learn more about our Caring Canines program or contact Caring Canines via email or by calling/texting at 443-582-9288.

Thank you for your help in making a difference in our community.

Care For Others With Caring Canines