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Specialized K9 teams responding to critical incidents assisting in trauma management. Teams are utilized by medical professionals as one aspect of Psychological First Aid.

K9FR also coordinates Therapy Dog groups and volunteer dog teams at critical events.

Our goal is to simplify the process of having K9 First Responders and Therapy Dog groups effectively support agencies at critical events.

A single point-of-contact for Emergency Services & Medical organizations allows for rapid deployment of dog teams without numerous phone calls and messages.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Newtown, CT
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Connecticut
  4. Crisis
  5. Dogs
  6. Emergency
  7. First Aid
  8. Health
  9. Mental health and well-being
  10. therapy animals
  11. trauma
  12. Trauma therapy