For more information/deployments contact:
184 White Cedar Dr.
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
PH: 856-336-0330


If you would like to donate by check please make checks payable to “Crisis Response Canines, Inc.” and mail to; 184 White Cedar Dr., Sicklerville, NJ 08081.

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Crisis Response Canines (CRC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization comprised of members throughout the United States who have dedicated thousands of hours comforting individuals impacted by personal or community crisis events with their certified K-9 partners. CRC volunteers services that are provided by the handlers and their canine partners’ offering a level of comfort and calmness that only a canine can afford.

The mission of Crisis Response Canines is to provide strength, comfort, and emotional support to individuals, families, communities, and first responders experiencing intense emotions in the aftermath of critical incidents. Our highly trained K9 teams are experienced in psychological first aid and certified to work effectively in crisis environments supporting any affected by mass shootings, large-scale accidents, violence, abuse, tragic death, suicides, terrorism, natural disasters (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.), and more. Our goal is to establish a nationwide network of canine crisis response teams who can be deployed immediately where they are needed most.

Our volunteer members and their canine partners have achieved national therapy dog certification, AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification and Crisis Response Working Dog certifications.

CRC has two groupings of teams:

CRC Comfort: Our CRC Comfort Teams serve as the foundation for our deployments to hospitals, schools, businesses, speaking events and other similar opportunities.

CRC Operational Deployment: Our CRC Operational Deployment teams have the capability to respond to National Crisis Events. These teams must successfully complete additional training programs which include; the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA), Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU) Certification, CRC Crisis Working Dog Certification, Law Enforcement Defensive Systems Crisis Working Dog Certification and specific courses associated with healthcare and behavioral health.


CRC Members Have Participated in the Following National Deployments:

  • Orlando, FL | Pulse Nightclub-mass shooting
  • Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Hotel/Route 91 Harvest Festival-mass shooting
  • Sutherland Springs, TX | First Baptist Church-mass shooting
  • Parkland, FL | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School-mass shooting
  • Paramus, NJ | East Brook Middle School – Tragic Bus Accident
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Tree of Life Synagogue – mass shooting
  • Virginia Beach, VA | Municipal Center | Mass Shooting
  • El Paso, TX | Walmart | Mass Shooting
  • Dayton, OH | Ned Peppers Bar/Oregon District | Mass Shooting

Training and Qualifications

  • Fingerprint Background Check
  • National Therapy Dog Certification
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • CRC Crisis Working Dog Certification
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Systems Crisis Working Dog Certification
  • NIMS Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Canine First Aid and CPR
  • Human First Aid and CPR
  • Canine Body Language

Additional Support & Deployments Provided to:

  • Active Shooter Presentations, Various Locations  AtlantiCare, NJ
  • Autism/Special Needs Programs Brandywine Senior Living, NJ
  • Centenary United Methodist Church
  • NJ Hospice Agencies Legacy Treatment Services
  • NJ LIFE at Lourdes Manorcare Health Services
  • NJ  Universities: Jefferson, Rowan, Rutgers
  • PowerBack Rehabilition
  • NJ Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • Variety of Community Outreach Programs
  • Voorhees Pediatric Facility
  • NJ Youth Group HomesYouth Summer Camps

Achievements of Team Members:

  • Highest American Kennel Club Therapy Dog Titles (THDD)
  • Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester/Observer
  • Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor
  • Presidential Services Awards
  • Jefferson Service Award,
  • Special Mission Recognition from United Methodist Women National Office