We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of 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.


Our 4th year of read-aloud visits at Haiku Boys & Girls Club
Our 3rd year of read-aloud visits at Makawao Boys & Girls Club
Our 2nd year of read-aloud visits at Central & Kahekili Boys & Girls Clubs
Our 1st year at Kihei Elementary School - animal care education, read-aloud and counselor's sessions
Our 1st year at Haiku Elementary School - counselor's sessions and expanding next school year
July Events:
July 2 & 9 New Therapy Dog CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Tests
July 12 & 26 Maui Humane Society Kid's Animal Camps
July 16 & 24 Ka Hale A Keola Homeless Shelter Visits
Future Events:
August 11 New Handler Workshop
September 1 New Therapy Team Evaluations

View CARING K9S Intro Video!

Watch the Full Video!

Many thanks to Troy Daniels – Maui Akai Productions for this video and photography, and all the people, kids, handlers and dogs that supported this wonderful video story of what we do and made it possible! Stay tuned for more!

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

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 to share them. Click below to see all our therapy dog 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