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.
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
Visits are typically once a week for an hour but can vary depending on preferences.
Yes, the dogs are owned by their handlers and the handler will be present for the whole visit.
In Ocean County
Bay Head, 08742
In Monmouth County
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/