We Are

Community Therapy Dogs Society

Helping People One Dog at a time!

What We Do

CTDS adds value to people’s lives through our 3 Main Programs with a positive interaction with therapy dogs and to facilitate a better understanding of the role of therapy dogs through education and awareness.”

Our Programs

Listening Tails (LT) is a program designed to help young children improve their reading skills and confidence in reading out loud by reading to therapy dogs. The children read for 15-20 minutes once a week for six weeks in a relaxed environment.

Visiting Tails (VT) was set up with one objective in mind: to enhance a senior’s quality of life by having them interact with our therapy dogs.

Caring Tails (CT is a program that recognizes people need help coping with stress/anxiety caused either through a traumatic event that has happened to them or a short term challenge that life has thrown at them

Ways to get Involved!

There are various ways to get involved with CTDS

1. Volunteer-We accept volunteers with their own dog or volunteers without a dog to join us to become volunteers in their community. If you would like to become a CTDS volunteer head to our ways to help or support tab and the volunteer process and application are available there.

2. Donations- CTDS uses donations to help keep our 3 main programs in the community. You can Donate by using the donate button on the top right corner of our website

3. Corporate Donations- Corporate Donations are a vital element of Community Therapy Dogs.  It helps offset operational costs for our services and facilitates expansion of our boundaries to help more people!


Susan D. Handler

Fantastic people who are supportive and care about their community and four legged friends. The programs are invaluable to the recipients and it is a joy to volunteer with my dog. Thanks Steve and Marilyn and friends.


Kim. H, Client

A wonderful job they do with the dogs


Nicole P, Handler

we've been involved with the organization for 4.5 years. this group gives me opportunities to bless others with my dogs. so thankful for this group and all they've accomplished in 5 years