K9s 4 Kids allows CAPC volunteers to bring their dogs to local Group Homes, Emergency Shelters, and the Juvenile Detention Facility to offer support.
The K9s 4 Kids program gives children who have experienced trauma a chance to love and be loved by a polite, well-socialized dog, and experience normalcy despite being in a stressful environment. Our K9s facilitate a positive emotional connection for youth who have a hard time connecting with others.
In order to participate, all dogs must be certified through a Canine Good Citizenship Program (or equivalent certification) and provide evidence of dog license, and current rabies vaccination. Dog owners are required to submit background check authorization, agree to confidentiality and mandated reporting, and complete Livescan fingerprinting.