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Adult Visits

On our adult visits we find that most people love animals and some of those we visit have had to give up their own pets. Our CAP Therapy pets provide enjoyment and therapeutic support to those we visit. Residents often get to know our pets by name and look forward to their visits each month. Many people respond to animals when they may be unable to respond to other people. It has also been clinically and medically shown that pet assisted therapy helps with depression, cognitive disorders, anxiety, and lowers blood pressure.

Click here to read an article in The Enterprise–Bourne  featuring a recent CAP visit to Royal Falmouth Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

CAP’s visits to adult facilities are usually scheduled monthly. Therapy Teams, consisting of handlers and their animals, visit for about an hour. Some Therapy Teams visit one site, while others visit multiple sites each month. The visits are sometimes conducted in a large community room of the facility, or one on one in the clients’ rooms. Every facility is different, and we design a visit that suits the needs of the facility and the needs of our member teams. Below is a list of the adult facilities that CAP currently visits. Go to the Member Portal to see the schedule for CAP’s visits at these facilities.

~ Atria Woodbriar
~ Barnstable Senior Center Adult Daycare
~ Broad Reach, Liberty Commons
~ Broad Reach, The Victorian
~ Cape Cod Hospital
~ Cape Heritage
~ Cape Regency
~ Community Connections
~ Falmouth Hospital
~ Harbor Point
~ JML Care Center
~ Laurentide at Mashpee Commons

~ Life Inc., Hyannis Complex
~ Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehab Center
~ RegalCare at Harwich
~ Rock Harbor Respite (formerly Orleans Council on Aging)
~ Rosewood Manor
~ Royal Health Group Falmouth
~ Royal Health Megansett
~ Seashore Point
~ Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
~ Terraces of Orleans
~ Thirwood Place
~ Woodlands at Pleasant Bay

CAP charges no fees but requests publicity via the facility’s newsletter, website or through other means when possible. We welcome contributions to help with our expenses, including the cost of the insurance coverage we provide to all our members when visiting CAP sanctioned events. Donations also assist with the costs of training to ensure that our dogs and handlers are qualified to participate in pet therapy.

If you would like us to consider your facility for visitation, please fill out an online Adult Visitation Form. When the completed form is returned, we will put your organization on our waiting list. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request as soon as possible. When visiting teams are available, a representative of CAP will contact your Activities Director or other contact person of your choice and meet with them to determine the facility’s appropriate visiting needs. We provide one-hour monthly visits, and CAP will work with you to tailor a visit that works for your facility. For more information contact CAP Board President Mary Wills at

Certified CAP teams with at least 6 visits at an Adult visit site can apply to be a part of the CAP programs at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. For more information and to complete an application for this program go to the Members page.