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Children’s Visits

 

CAP Children’s Program Teams visit schools, libraries, residential facilities, colleges, and community support programs where children and young adults can interact with our therapy dogs. Visits help to ease stress in the lives of the children and youth we visit. The children take comfort in the acceptance and love that our CAP therapy dogs provide. Our dogs love the attention and belly rubs that the kids supply.

CAP’s “Tales to Tails” Program is one in which children and youth read stories to our nonjudgmental and ever-attentive therapy dogs. Click here to see a Lower Cape TV  spot showcasing a recent Tales to Tails event at the Brewster Ladies’ Library.

Click here to read about CAP’s participation in the Cape Cod Community College’s “Paws and Relax” program.

All CAP rules of visitation apply to Children’s Program visits. In addition, the dogs must be comfortable, engaged, and remain quiet while sharing a space with a child or a group of children. Dogs need to be non-reactive to the sometimes noisy and active environments of Children’s Program visits. Handlers must be vigilant to ensure that the visit is safe and enjoyable for their dog and the children. 

Certified CAP teams with at least six successful visits to an adult facility can apply to be a part of the Children’s Program. Please go to the Members page for more information and to complete a Children’s Program Team Application.

 

Children’s Program Visitation Sites

~ Amazing Grace Children’s Support Group
~ Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter School, Harwich
~ Belonging to Each Other Homeless Support Group, Falmouth
~ Brewster Ladies Library
~ Brooks Library, Harwich
~ Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable
~ Cape Cod Community College Protect Forward
~ Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Harwich
~ Cape Cod Regional Tech School, Harwich
~ Centerville Public Library
~ Cotuit Library
~ Dennis Library
~ ​Eastham Public Library
~ Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth
~ Falmouth High School
~ Falmouth Public Library
~ Flax Pond Summer Camp, West Yarmouth
~ Forestdale School, Sandwich
~ Hot Diggity Dog Store
~ Hyannis Public Library

~ JFK Hyannis Museum
~ Jonathan Bourne Library, Bourne
~ Latham Schools-Brewster
~ Lawrence Jr. High School, Falmouth
~ Mashpee Library
~ Monomoy Regional High School, Harwich
~ Nauset Regional High School, Eastham
~ Orleans Public Library
~ Provincetown Public Library
~ Riverview School, Sandwich
~ Sandwich Public Library
​~ Snow Library, Orleans
~ South Yarmouth Library
~ Teaticket Elementary School, Falmouth
~ The Club, Young Adult Support Group, Falmouth
~ Truro Public Library
~ Upper Cape Regional Technical High School, Bourne
~ West Falmouth Public Library
~ Weldon Memorial Library, West Barnstable
~ Wellfleet Library
~ Yarmouth Port Library