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Alliance of Therapy Dogs

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Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national therapy dog registry with 14,000+ members in the US, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories and Canada. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration, support, and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal assisted activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes. Our objective is to form a network of caring individuals who are willing to share their special animals in order to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike.

Alliance of Therapy Dogs is undergoing a name change and was formerly known as Therapy Dogs, Incorporated.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Cheyenne, WY
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal visitation programs
  4. Dogs
  5. Hospitals
  6. Nursing homes
  7. Schools
  8. special needs
  9. therapeutic interactions
  10. therapy animals