Canines for Therapy Teams

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Canines for Service

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A comprehensive training program for people and their dogs to become registered Canines for Therapy teams to volunteer in the community visiting hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, library reading programs and school reading programs. The Canines for Therapy course is a 6 week class designed to provide an active hands-on participation teaching the skills needed to make for successful visitation once registered. Each team must participate in the course and successfully complete an assessment prior to registering as a Canines for Therapy team. Canines for Therapy training programs are offered throughout the year. Contact Canines for Service at to learn when the next class is starting. Upon successful completion of the coure and assessment, the team (person and dog) will be able to volunteer in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, library and schools.

Must have a dog to participate. Your dog must have proof of American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen within the last 2 years. There is a fee for the 6 week class.

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221 Old Dairy Road Unit 1Wilmington, NC 28405



  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hour class each week for 6 weeks
  • must have your own dog; dog must have completed CGC

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