About CCCR

A community-based all-volunteer non-profit organization, Cascade Canine Crisis Response’s (CCCR) specially trained and certified handler/canine teams help provide relief and comfort to those affected by traumatic incidents, including service providers and diverse community members of all ages.

Our Mission

To provide hope and comfort in times of crisis through the healing benefits of human-animal interactions.


  • Establish on-going relationships with responders, disaster relief agencies, community support organizations, schools, clergy, military personnel and their families
  • Through these connections, be called upon to provide our services in a timely manner to those impacted by traumatic events

Our Story

After 6 1/2 years in leadership positions within the national organization HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, in late 2007, Marcy and Richard Lowy formed a new volunteer non-profit organization, Cascade Canine Crisis Response (CCCR). Based in Washington County, Oregon, their sole purpose is delivering canine-assisted crisis response services to Pacific Northwest communities. They are joined by experienced, certified handler-canine teams who are dedicated to bringing canine comfort in a wide spectrum of both critical incident responses and regularly-scheduled commitments.

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