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Caring Canines - Offering Dog Assisted Therapy

FOLKS! Please note the contact details for Caring Canines below! Dorset Dogs receives a lot of emails that are supposed to be for Caring Canines, we do pass on the correct details but it will slow down your communications with this great organisation if they come through us first.

Phone: 01202 574791 (Julie) or 01202 764571 (Sue)

Who are we?

Home of the Happiness Dogs!

Caring Canines are a self-funded, non profit making Voluntary Group offering dog assisted therapy within a 15 mile radius of the Bournemouth area.

Volunteer members share their much loved dogs with others, visiting anywhere a temperament tested and insured dog would bring comfort and joy to patients, residents, children, staff and visitors alike.  Could you volunteer with your dog?

Our ‘Be Dogwise’ initiative includes a Safety Around Dogs presentation now much in demand by schools, youth groups etc and a special ‘Charlie’s Storybook’ presentation for the under fives.

Our proven ‘Be Bookwise’ programme is available to children under 12 years of age via their schools, with the benefits of reading to a non-judgemental and sympathetic Book Buddy producing amazing results.

Caring Canines take their much loved dogs into schools, hospitals, hospices, residential and day care units......anywhere a visit from a temperament tested, vaccinated and insured dog would be welcomed.

Caring Canines is a member of the Bournemouth 2026 Strategic Parnership
Patron: Tobias Ellwood MP

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Holders of the Big Society Award 2014

 Caring Canines