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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 Tail event at the Brewster Ladies’ Library.

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. 















Children’s Program Visit 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
Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School
​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-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

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 application form.