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 Kelowna Caring Canines Society-

Showing Care to Humanity by Offering Pet Therapy

Kelowna Caring Canines Society is a non-profit organization that is committed to building a stronger bond between dogs and humans. We certify and train qualified friendly dogs and their owners, to provide pet therapy in sensitive places such as hospitals, residential care homes, educational institutions, and long term care homes. As well, we provide regular pet therapy sessions at Okanagan College for the well being of students, and provide pet therapy as Ambassadogs at Kelowna Airport.

Did you know that pet therapy services play a significant role in boosting the happiness of people?

  • Pet therapy touches humans psychologically, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Pet therapy decreases depression and increases self-esteem, while encouraging three-way interaction between the person, pet, and pet owner. This interaction is calming, reduces anxiety, and improves overall psychological state.

We have been providing pet therapy services within the Kelowna area for many years and know that our pet therapy services have been able to create a positive impact on the lives of those we have touched.


Why Pet Therapy in Kelowna?

Studies show that interacting with pets such as dogs can enhance one’s mental and physical health. Among other things, pet therapy can reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, boost cardiovascular health, alleviate pain, and improve your psychological state. As a student preparing for exams, patients recovering in hospital ,or those in residential care homes needing a visit to make them smile,  getting pet therapy may be all  they need to improve their outlook on their day. 


   Our Mission at Kelowna Caring Canines Society

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of those who would greatly benefit from our services.

Our hope is that through our efforts, we can achieve that, by providing smiles from our canine members.


 Partnering with Kelowna Caring Canines Society –

Make Kelowna a better place for all!

As we are a non-profit organization providing amazing pet therapy, we are always looking for new volunteers. If you and your friendly dog would like to volunteer your time, we would be glad to have you as a member. Simply visit our contact page and get in touch with us with your questions or to express your interest in joining Kelowna Caring Canines.

Please note that due to an overwhelming response of volunteer submissions we are not able to accept any more applications for 2023. Please check back with us to see if we will be receiving applications for 2024

Spreading love and care via pet therapy throughout the greater Kelowna area is our delight and we look forward to having you as a volunteer.


Kelowna Caring Canines Society® coordinates our therapy volunteers with  many facilities in the Greater Kelowna area we visit, as well as any personalized visiting requests we receive. We also provide various types of presentations in our local community…


Providing Caring Canines visits free of charge in the Greater Kelowna area depends upon the support of our generous donors, sponsors and volunteers. We are always looking for donations so we can continue to provide our services and support our volunteers…


Kelowna Caring Canines Society® currently visits a variety of facilities in the Greater Kelowna Kelowna area. We always looking for friendly pets and their owners to join our team of volunteer visitors…