Canine Link is a 501 (c3) not-for--profit
therapy dog organization operating in New York’s Hudson Valley,
Manhattan, The Berkshires , Litchfield and Fairfield County,
Connecticut. 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
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 3˝
months old. For more information, please contact Executive Director
Susan Fireman (email:
Volunteer Applications are available
The Small Gardens
of Millbrook Tour to benefit Canine Link will take place on
Sunday, June 8th, 2014, from 11:00 to 4:00, rain or shine.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the 8th. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets and additional information can be
obtained online or by emailing Michael Poulin at
Don’t miss a peak at some wonderful small private gardens and
see what can be done with small [and some very tiny] plots of
land. We have 6 unique gardens. Most are in the village of
Millbrook and within a mile of one another; a couple are a
short drive away [under 10 minutes].
None of these gardens have been included on previous public
tours. They include: a formal garden with a secret woodland
stroll; a postage stamp-sized garden high above a stream and
in the shadows of an early 1800's Colonial, an impeccable
gate-house garden studded with statues, sculpture, urns, and
architectural ornamentation. One garden has plants which once
belonged to Eleanor Roosevelt.
The starting point for the tour, garden maps and ticket sales
is at Twin Brooks Garden Center. They are located on the
corner of Franklin Avenue and Route 44, just before you enter
the village of Millbrook.
Picnicking is available at the Tribute Garden in Millbrook.
Bag lunches can be purchased from Marona’s Market by reserving
ahead; please call 845-677-3471.
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F.D.R. Station, P.O. Box 921,
New York, NY 10150 ∙ PO BOX 6, Ancram, NY 12502