There are many ways a caring and commited volunteer with their therapy dog can impact the community in a positive way and the impact of a trained service dog on their handler and everyone in their orbit is truely amazing. Combined with an organization that drives to constantly improve how they serve the community and those that are drawn to the same service can improve...
Service Dogs for Veterans
Giving back to our soldiers and veterans was the primary driving force behind the launch of K-9 Caring Angels. For their service and sacrifice and the challenges that sometimes follow our Service Dogs are there to help with forward momentum.
1st Firehouse Therapy Dog in the Country
K-9 Caring Angels are proud to have launched a full time in-house Therapy Dog pilot program with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. To date 3 dogs are in place as we observe and evaluate the effectiveness of the program and examine what is working well and what needs tweeking.
Juvenile Detention Puppy Squad
Another pilot program launched with the Fairfax JDC we introduced the Puppy Squad, future, potential service and therapy dogs. We worked with students there to teach dog training, care and behavior during a 6 week program to promote learning, skill development, understanding, empathy, confidence and accomplishment.