Helping you make a new four-legged friend…

Our Dogs Make House Calls

Caregiver Canines® is a unique visiting therapy dog service.  Our mission is to increase the well-being of seniors and their caregivers by matching them with a therapy dog team for visits in the comfort of their own home.  The goal is to decrease loneliness and stress by providing connection, affection, comfort and joy to those that can no longer care for a pet of their own.

You get to enjoy the dog visits, but don’t have to clean up after them or take them for walks!

Matches are carefully made and are conveniently arranged for both parties.

How Caregiver Canines® Can Help

The dogs and their handlers are matched with senior citizens at a time and date that is convenient for both parties. Interactions with dogs are known to reduce stress and loneliness and improve the health and self-esteem of those they visit.

These visits are also beneficial to people with dementia because the dogs can help trigger memories of the past. This program brings together those who share a mutual love of both dogs and people.

Video Gallery

Caregiver Canines
Caregiver Canines was lucky to have two interns from Georgian Court University produce a video for us about our program. We hope that this shows you the special relationship our therapy dogs have with the people they visit. Pictures help to tell a story but to see the interaction as it happens is the best way to show our story. Enjoy! Thank you Kat and Doug!!
Posted by Caregiver Canines on Friday, 4 December 2015

 

FAQs about Caregiver Canines

Are the dogs certified and insured?
Yes, all dogs have been trained and certified. They have all been screened by the Caregiver Canines® Manager and are insured.
How often do they visit?

Visits are typically once a week for an hour but can vary depending on preferences.

Do the volunteers stay with the dog on the visit?

Yes, the dogs are owned by their handlers and the handler will be present for the whole visit.

What areas does Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey service?

In Ocean County

Bay Head, 08742
Bayville, 08721
Beachwood, 08722
Berkeley Township, 08721
Brick, 08724
Forked River, 08731
Island Heights, 08732
Jackson, 08527
Lakehurst, 08733
Lakewood, 08701
Lanoka Harbor, 08734
Lavallette 08735
Manchester, 08759
Mantoloking, 08738
Normandy Beach, 08739
Ocean Beach
Ortley Beach, 08751
Pine Beach, 08741
Point Pleasant, 08742
Seaside Heights, 08751
Seaside Park, 08752
South Toms River, 08757
Toms River, 08753, 08754, 08755, 08756, 08757
Whiting, 08759

 

 

 

In Monmouth County

Allentown, 08501
Asbury Park, 07712
Belmar, 07719
Bradley Beach, 07720
Brielle, 08730
Colts Neck (limited), 07722
Eatontown (limited),
Englishtown, 07726
Fair Haven, 07704
Farmingdale, 07727
Freehold, 07728
Howell, 07331
Lincroft, 07738
Long Branch, 07740
Manalapan, 07726
Manasquan, 08736
Marlboro, 07746
Morganville, 07751
Neptune, 07753
Oakhurst (limited), 07755
Ocean, 07712
Ramtown, 07731
Red Bank (limited), 07701
Sea Girt, 08750
Spring Lake, 07762
Spring Lake Heights, 07762
Tinton Falls (limited), 07724
Upper Freehold (limited), 08501
Wall, 07719

Are there other resources in Ocean or Monmouth County that can help me?

We’ve gathered a list of resources beneficial to those with disabilities, seniors, and caregivers located in Monmouth and Ocean County. You can view them at this link: https://caregivervolunteers.org/community-resources/

Community Resources