The Cape Cod Therapy Dog Program presented a performance, a parody on Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night before Christmas, to children and adults during the 2012 holiday season. Therapy dogs and handlers, directed by Gina Hayes, performed the show at Thirwood Place Assisted Living, in Yarmouth, MA; at Riverview School in Sandwich, MA, and at The Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA.
The Cape Cod Therapy Dog Program is a volunteer program. The dogs are trained and certified and Gina Lyn Hayes, professional dog trainer, leads the group. Volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts take their dogs to visit schools, nursing homes and assisted living residences, museums, libraries, hospice, community events, and, at times, disaster areas to provide relaxation, laughter, pleasure, comfort and emotional support to others and to have fun at the same time.