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
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F.D.R. Station, P.O. Box 921,
New York, NY 10150 ∙ PO BOX 6, Ancram, NY 12502