About Capital Therapy Dogs

Capital Therapy Dogs offers comfort & kindness to people of all ages.

Capital Therapy Dogs is an all-volunteer organization that registers handlers and their dogs as therapy dog teams to support programs in the Greater Sacramento CA area. 

Our  teams  encourage children  to read and bring joy to those in need of a smile.  

To meet with us for more information about volunteering with your dog, please scroll down to our contact form.  

If you interested in having our teams support your program or event, go to Request a Program on the top menu.  

You can always email us at capitaltherapydogs@gmail.com if you have any questions about our organization.

Thank you.

The Basics

What are therapy dogs?

Therapy dogs are friendly pets that, together with their friendly human handlers, bring comfort and happiness to others. Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs.

Can a dog of any age join?

Prior to applying for provisional membership with Capital Therapy Dogs, your dog should be at least one year old and been your dog for no fewer than six months. 

Does my dog need special training?

Obedience skills and a friendly temperament are important success factors. Obedience and therapy dog training classes are beneficial for both you and your dog.

How about other pet animals?

 There are several organizations that register handlers and animals other than dogs as therapy teams. Search online or email us for suggestions.

How does Capital Therapy Dogs operate?

We are an all-volunteer non-profit.  Check out our Playbook and other material on the More Info page.

My dog needs a job!

Let's meet up  to talk about volunteering with Capital Therapy Dogs.  Scroll down to Contact Us, send in your contact info and we'll be in touch soon.  

Contact Us

We'd enjoy meeting you and your dog. Please provide the following information. Thank you!