Therapy Dog Associations and Programs
Web Page: http://PETSFORUM.com/DELTASOCIETY/
A non-profit organization of pet owners, volunteers, therapists, educators, veterinarians and health professionals. The program tests and certifies animal-people teams, qualifying them to visit nursing homes, schools, prisons and treatment centers. Both the animal and the volunteer must be trained and screened prior to visitation.
Therapy Dogs Inc.
Web Page: http://therapydogs.com/
A national non-profit organization founded in 1990. They unite therapy dogs with people in nursing homes, prisons and hospitals all over the country.
Therapy Dogs International
A volunteer group organized to provide qualified Therapy Dogs and handlers for visitation to institutions and facilites. Currently, a number of TDI colunteers and their dogs are part of a long-term study investigating the bond of dogs and humans with respect to the elderly and those with Alzheimer's disease.
Tails of Joy/NW CT Dog Club
Therapy Pet Pals of Texas
Pet Assisted Therapy Facilitation Certificate
The Chenny Troupe
Francie Glatt, Executive Director
Web Page: http://www.chennytroupe.org
Chenny Troupe is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating individuals with special challenges through animal-assisted therapy programs using certified therapy dogs.
Love on a Leash
PAWS - Pets are Wonderful Support
An AIDS service organization based in San Francisco that helps patients have pets.
Pets and People Foundation
A volunteer organization founded in 1985 whose slogan "People Therapy Through Pets" supports its mission of bringing pets into nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities in the Eastern Massachusetts area.
Pet Assisted Therapy Services
PATS brings pets on visits to people who live in various kinds of institutions - nursing homes, facilities for disabled or seriously ill children, hospital rehabilitation wards, the Children's Shelter, psychiatric facilities, etc.
Assistance Dog Institute
This group provides dogs to nursing homes, hospitals, groups homes and schools with programs for children with learning disabilities.
Pets and People: Companions in Therapy & Service
Pets and People: Companions in Therapy & Service is a small program and they concentrate on therapeutic intervention with their animals, not only in nursing homes, but in children's facilities, hospitals, abuse shelters, mental health, and physical and occupational therapy.
They also work with persons who are differently abled to self train a service dog. For more office you can call, email or visit their WWW site.
Petworks In Progress Foundation
Kris Butler, President
Petworks In Progress Foundation's mission is to provide people in Oklahoma with opportunities to interact with skilled therapy-dog teams in settings that promote healing, rehabilitation, learning, or an improved quality of life. Petworks In Progress Foundation's activities include:
SDI is a United Way, nonprofit agency based in St. Louis. There are three divisions; Service- provide people with disabilities greater independence with their specially bred and trained service dogs; Education- teach children respect for each other and animals through the Advocacy By Canines programs; and Therapeutic- responds to a strong demand from the medical community for a professional canine therapy program. If your interested in being involved in any or all of the divisions please contact us.
We are a small, private, volunteer, not for profit organization sponsored by the post veterinarian. Pets and their human owners comprise "teams", which after proper health exam certification and appropriate temperament assessment are accomplished, currently provide pet therapy visits to 7 different hospitals, to include a special ed class and a new assisted living facility just recently built, convalescent centers and the Veterans Administration hospital in Leavenworth. (@15 calls per month) If you are coming to Ft. Leavenworth for a military assignment or are a civilian coming to the area, please contact us. We, of course, always need new member teams.
Paws For Friendship Inc.
Paws For Friendship Inc. is a 3 year old non-profit organization. This group also visits nursing homes,care centers, does hospice work, school visits to promote proper pet care and also visits hospitals.There are chapters all over the country starting up.
Canine Companions for Independence
South Florida Pet Therapy Program
Lend A Heart Animal-Assisted Therapy, Inc.
Lend A Heart Animal-Assisted, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is a nonprofit,
charitable organization. Based in Sacramento, California our volunteers work throughout
this area at selected facilities, including Shriner's Children's Hospital and Easter
Seals. We also works extensively with the elderly,
Lend A Heart is always looking for committed individuals with trained, socialized
pets to further our community work. We test and certify handler/animal teams (using Pet
Partners as a guide), help train new therapy teams during their probation period, and
expect a year-round, ongoing
The Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta, offers training and evaluation for volunteers and companion animals as well as referral to facilities and programs in the community. We also offer bereavement support to grieving pet owners having difficulty coping with the loss of a pet. If you would like to find out more about our Society, you can check us out on the 'net at www.shopalberta.com/paws/ For e-mail correspondence, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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