Canine Link is a 501 (c)(3) not–for–profit therapy dog organization operating in the the Berkshire County of Massachusetts, North West County of Connecticut, and Columbia County of New York. We train and certify therapy dog teams (handler and dog) and provide therapy dog services to individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other facilities.
WHAT DO CANINE LINK TEAMS DO?
As a therapy dog team, you and your dog can provide emotional support and begin to improve people’s lives in health care, educational, and other community facilities. Therapy dog visits have been shown to have positive impacts on many, including critically ill patients, children learning to read, individuals with developmental disabilities, and veterans returning home from service.
HOW CAN MY DOG AND I BECOME A CANINE LINK TEAM?
After an initial evaluation, volunteers and their dogs are certified as Canine Link teams by graduating from our six- to twelve-session beginner or advanced therapy training program. Your dog must be healthy and loving, have a good temperament, and be at least 3½ months old. For more information, please contact Executive Director Elizabeth Marino email: [email protected] – phone: 855-595-4651
APPLICATION FORM available HERE
PO Box 6, Hillsdale, NY 12529
(855) 595-4651 [email protected]