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.

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For questions about volunteering with your dog, please contact Linsey at (530) 887-1006 or linsey@casaplacer.org

“As soon as the dog enters the room, the entire energy of the facility changes! From the staff to the hardest kid in lockup, many of their faces light up and they're excited to engage with a non-judgmental furry friend!”

-Gina, K9s 4 Kids Volunteer

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