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Big thanks to the residents of Clare Bridge of Cary for visiting with our dogs on Sunday. Check out the pictures HERE


Canine Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly is a non- profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of the senior citizens and shelter dogs of Wake County. C.A.R.E. NC recognizes the benefit these two groups can provide each other and we are dedicated to fostering their relationship. Read the latest news...

(Animal assisted-therapy) provides the patient a much-needed opportunity to give affection as well as receive it. It is this reciprocity that makes animal assisted-therapy a unique and valuable route to healing.
Dr. Andrew Weil

After specialized therapeutic visitation training, our community sponsored dogs visit in assisted living facilities and seniors centers. In this way we are able to fulfill a two-fold mission of increasing adoptability of shelter dogs while motivating senior citizens through the healing power of pets.

Chief and Ms. Audrey
Chief and Ms. Audrey
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The effect a therapy dog can have on an elderly person is transformational…even one 30-minute long session of animal assisted therapy reduced loneliness [in seniors] to a statistically significant degree.
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
July, 2002



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