Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Where We Go

Caring Canines serves over 50 facilities each month in the greater-Boston area. We visit extensively within the route 95 corridor and from the northern cities of Reading and Stoneham, west to Sudbury and Natick, and south as far as Needham. It continues to be our pleasure to serve elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, children in hospitals and school special-education classrooms, adolescents with behavioral challenges, and individuals with disabilities at day habilitation and residential programs.

The following is a list of the many facilities we serve:

Assisted-Living Facilities
Avery Crossings, Needham
Cadbury Commons, Cambridge (Assisted Living)

Cadbury Commons, Cambridge (Memory Care)
Concord Park, Concord (Assisted Living)

Concord Park, Concord (Memory Care)
Country Club Heights, Woburn

The Falls at Cordingly Dam, Newton
Hearthstone, Woburn
Leland Home, Waltham
Marillac - Elizabeth Seton, Wellesley Hills
Neville Place, Cambridge
New Horizons, Woburn
Orchard Hill, Sudbury
Residence at Pearl Street, Reading (Memory Care)
Somerville House, Somerville
Springhouse, Jamaica Plain
Sunrise of Burlington, Burlington
Youville Place, Lexington  (Assisted Living)
Youville Place, Lexington  (Courtyard Memory Care)
Youville House, Cambridge

Waltham Crossings, Waltham (Assisted Living)
Waltham Crossings, Waltham (Harbor Program)

Nursing Centers
Aberjona Rehab. and Nursing Center, Winchester
Pine Knoll, Lexington
Sancta Maria, Cambridge
Waban Health and ReHab, Waban

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (East campus)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (West campus)
Beth Isreal, Milton
Children's Hospital, Boston
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 5 West)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 6 West)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Unit 7 Central)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Radiation/Oncology -Trump Building)
Lahey Hospital, Burlington (Oncology Clinic - main hospital)

Leonard Morse Hospital, Child Development Unit, Natick
Leonard Morse Hospital, Geriatric Unit, Natick
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston
Spaulding Child and Adolescent Center, Boston
Winchester Hospital, Winchester

Children and Adolescents
Brackett Elementary School, Arlington
The Cambridge Program, Cambridge

Community Interventions Program, Arlington
Dallin Elementary School, Arlington
Devotion School, Brookline
Germaine Lawrence, Arlington 
Menotomy Preschool, Arlington
The Second Step, Newton
Memorial Spaulding Elementary School, Newton

Adult Day Health Programs
Cooperative Elder Services, Arlington
Cooperative Elder Services, Concord

Day Habilitation Programs and Residences
Advocates Day Services, Lexington
Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens, Waltham

Specialized Programs
Sawtelle Family Hospice, Reading 

Requesting visits

Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc. has a waiting list of facilities who would like to be served by our program. In order to request visits, we need to hear from the person-in-charge of actually scheduling the visits: the activities coordinator, school principal, executive director, etc.. Please have the person-in-charge of therapy dog visits send an email to: with the following information:

    1. Name and address of the facility.
    2. Type of facility, population served, how many people would be             present at a visit.
    3. Contact info (name, email, phone) of the person-in-charge of                 setting up visits.

We will then let you know we have received your request and inform you if we will be able to serve your community in the future. Meanwhile, please refer to the Links page for other area programs that might be able to assist you immediately. We thank you for your interest in having us visit and look forward to hearing from you.

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