MRC Canine Support Team

People who have been impacted by disaster/trauma can experience depression, extreme stress, generalized anxiety, and a host of other problems

Berkshire MRC created the Canine Support Team to increase response capacity and community resilience in a meaningful way that may lesson the short and long terms effects impact on individuals and their communities. This program creates opportunities for Certified Therapy Dogs and their Handlers (Canine Response Teams/CRT’s) to become trained in preparedness and contribute to local emergency response efforts.  MRC leaders will communicate with the requesting agency to determine whether a situation is appropriate for Canine Support Team deployment.