WELCOME TO CARING K9S THERAPY DOGS, MAUI
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.
NEWS & EVENTS
|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 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|
|August 11 New Handler Workshop|
|September 1 New Therapy Team Evaluations|
View CARING K9S Intro 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.
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.
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.