Dempsey Dogs

Be greeted by one of the Dempsey Dogs when you arrive for your in-person class, workshop, or one-on-one appointment.

Pet Support for People Impacted by Cancer.

While the cancer journey brings about feelings of stress, overwhelm, and anxiety, our Dempsey Dogs provide a welcome distraction, providing a sense of comfort and company whenever a patient, survivor, care partner, family member, or friend enter our doors.

Dempsey Dogs can be seen at our offices in Lewiston or South Portland throughout the week for a meet and greet, or you can schedule an individual “Paws Together” appointment for a private visit with one of our Dempsey Dogs. Learn more about our current Dempsey Dog schedule or request a private appointment by contacting us at 877-336-7287 or emailing

All of our Dempsey Dogs are registered through Pet Partners and visit the Centers with their handlers on a volunteer basis. Our Dempsey Dogs program is proudly presented in part by IDEXX Laboratories.

How to Begin

Discover the support that the Dempsey Center can provide for you throughout your cancer journey. Whether you are a patient, survivor, care partner, family member, or friend, we are here for you.