We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives through the magic of pet therapy. Our work includes pet therapy visits to nursing homes and adult day care centers, comfort visits with hospice patients, as well as various educational and therapy programs at schools, children’s camps and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Click here to see the November 2016 article “Unleashing joy” about Caring K9s Maui in The Maui News

Click here to see the Fall 2017 article about the R.E.A.D. teams of Caring K9s Maui in The Maui Family Magazine on page 34


Look For:
Expansion of R.E.A.D.® program to Lahaina Boys & Girls Club and Carden Academy in Makawao
Coming Soon:
Visits at the Maui College Library
Sept 24 - New Handlers Workshop at Hale Makua Kahului
Oct 8 - New Pet Therapy Teams Evaluation
Future Developments:
A partnership with Barnes & Noble for a Book Fair where Caring K9s will hold a R.E.A.D. event
Formulating ideas for Airport pet therapy visits

Caring K9s Teams

Our therapy dogs are pets, and at the end of a day’s visiting, they go home with their owner-handlers. We do not train our dogs to be service animals, but we do love the share them. Click below to see all our pet therapy teams.

See Our Teams!

Serving the Community

Therapy dog visits help to put a smile on people’s faces, brighten their day, or bring back cherished pet memories. Our teams visit many facilities and populations on Maui. Click below to read about the communities we serve.

Communities We Serve

Looking to Volunteer?

We are always looking for new volunteers to expand our services. The training and evaluation can take from a few weeks to three months depending on the handler and the dog. Click below to explore volunteer opportunities with us.

Volunteer Opportunities