Go Team Therapy Dogs
We’re a nonprofit with hundreds of volunteer therapy dog teams nationwide and overseas. But what every dog who wears the red vest has in common is rigorous training. Every dog must pass an AKC-approved Good Canine Citizenship test and undergo a two-day training. Our organization formed...
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Crisis and disaster response counseling with therapy animals
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| Contributor(s):: C. K. Chandler
Action research to expand HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) teams in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Eaton-Stull, Yvonne
A qualitative investigation into dogs serving on animal assisted crisis response (AACR) teams : advances in crisis counselling.
| Contributor(s):: Filomena Bua
Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) is a new field that operates in collaboration with other crisis services to support people affected by a traumatic event. Essentially itconsists of an animal and human handler team specifically trained in animal therapy, animal assisted crisis response and...
PAWSitive Therapy Troupe
The Pets for Vets/PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy program designed to share registered therapy dogs with patients and students in a variety of health care and educational settings.In May of 2014, six PAWSitiveTherapy Troupe teams were certified as HOPE AACR...
NATIONAL Canines Inspiring Resilience & Recovery in the Midst of Crisis
Our mission is to harness the power of the human + canine bond to inspire resilience and recovery in people affected by crisis, trauma or disaster, and the responders who help them. When someone is hurting, NATIONAL crisis response canine teams are trained to provide safe compassionate...
The STARPups Program is a one of kind animal assisted therapy team. We rescue very special animals and put them into a training program that transfers them into STARPups! The STARPups Program is a division of STARS Mentoring Services, LLC. Our animal assisted therapy program is a...
Evacuating Populations with Special Needs [US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration]
Animals have the same general needs as people during evacuations—safety, food, water, and shelter. However, due to the variety of animals that are domesticated and under human care, there are a wide variety of needs in handling, transporting, and sheltering these animals.
United States Animal Health Association
The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization. Its 1,100 members are state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and...
Cascade Canine Crisis Response
Canine-assisted crisis response, an advanced application of animal-assisted therapy, is based on the scientifically proven healing changes which can take place when people interact with gentle animals---this special relationship between humans and dogs has existed down through the...
Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Caring Canines is an all-volunteer group of owners and their registered therapy dogs. All visits are offered free of charge as a community service. The main visitation program consists of scheduled group visits with an average of 4 to 6 dogs at assisted living facilities, nursing homes,...
HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal-Assisted Crisis Response: Providing Comfort in Times of Need
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
A volunteer with HOPE talks about how animals can provide comfort and support to people involved in and affected by crises and disasters. The support is provided not only to victims but to the first responders and volunteers.
K-9 Disaster Relief
K-9 Disaster Relief is a Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization. It's mission is to "help traumatized victims of a disaster through canine crisis intervention ."Utilizing canines, this is achieved with handlers trained in Canine Disaster Relief Services. K-9 Disaster Relief provides courses,...
Environmental Disasters and Veterinarians' Response
| Contributor(s):: Robert D Linnabary, John C. New, Jacob Casper
During the 1950s, the principles of disaster medicine were taught in US veterinary colleges. Also, hundreds of veterinarians serving in the military were trained in disaster medicine. This training was done mainly because of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union and because of the premise...
National Animal Assisted Crisis Response
Our Mission:To harness the power of the human-animal bond to provide support and inspire hope in civilians and responders impacted by trauma, crisis and disaster.™
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide...
Search Dog Foundation
Our Mission: Strengthening Disaster Response in AmericaFounded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Ojai, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and...
Animals and Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath
This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.