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  1. 10 Considerations for Adding the Courts to Your Facility

    A growing number of jurisdictions across the country are including the use of trained and registeredanimals – such as therapy and “facility” dogs – to offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims. TheNational District Attorneys Association assembled as task force in 2012 to offer recommended...

  2. Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities in Alzheimer's Disease

    Contributor(s):: Sibel Cevizci, Halil Murat Sen, Fahri Gunes, Elif Karaahment

    This book section discusses animal assisted therapy and its effect on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's Disease.

  3. Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley

    Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c(3)organization based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The mission is to assistdog/handler teams in making therapeutic visits to facilities within thecommunity by providing:Information on where to obtain training,...

  4. Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Marina Verga, Manuela Michelazzi

    The role of pets (dogs and cats in particular) in human society has changed in recent years. Nowadays petsare an integral part of the human family and this aspect has many social and emotional implications. For theirpositive effects on human health, pets are also employed in some special and...

  5. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    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...

  6. Alaska Dog Works

    Alaska Dog Works has been training therapy dogs for the past decade. At Alaska Dog Works we pride ourselves on all of our training and its many benefits to our clients. But in particular we pride ourselves on the work that we devote to our service teams and our therapy teams. Alaska Dog Works...

  7. Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs

    Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs is a small 501(c)3 non profit corporation built with volunteers from the ground up. We are the only Certified Training Center on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and in 2008 were Internationally Accredited under ADI Assistance Dogs International. Our vision and mission is...

  8. WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc.

    WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support) Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Louisville since 1999. WAGS members believe in the special – often healing – bond between people and animals. The mission of WAGS is to bring people and pets together for...

  9. Furever As Friends Inc.

    FURever As Friends is devoted to facilitating compassionate interactive visits between loving certified therapy pets and individuals of all ages in order to foster healing and valuable life affirming moments that enhance the quality of life and promote SMILEs.

  10. Therapy Pets Serving Mini Cassia Inc.

    Therapy Pets Serving Mini-Cassia is a local group of volunteers that are registered either through the Pet Partners or by Therapy Dogs Inc. We are working together to serve the Mini-Cassia area. We are currently visiting nine local facilities. If you have passed your evaluation with your pet and...

  11. Helping Idaho Dogs

    Helping Idaho Dogs was started in May of 2009 with the goals of promoting compassionate dog training and providing resources to dog handlers. We received our 501(c)(3) notification in February of 2010 after just three months of processing… record time we are told! From mentoring by SCORE and the...

  12. MO-KAN Pet Partners

    Mo-Kan Pet Partners is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society), an international organization designed to provide resources for teams working in animal–assisted activities and animal assisted therapy as well as service dog trainers. We are made up...

  13. Riding for the Disabled Association

    At RDA, horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. The RDA network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping to up to 28,000 people each year.RDA has been carrying...

  14. Healing Heart Therapy Dogs

    Hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers are sometimes frightening and lonely places for patients and residents. Healing Heart Therapy Dogs recognizes that interactions with specially trained animals help to transform a life of discouragement, fear, and sadness into one of happiness,...

  15. R.E.A.D. Dogs Minnesota

    The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their handler as a team, going to schools, libraries,...

  16. Dogs for the Disabled

    Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs. Through practical assistance a dog can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children...

  17. Paws for Veterans

    Paws for Veterans is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. They provide our nations combat injured Heroes that suffer with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and affiliated physical disabilities with task trained medical service dogs as well as supplies, therapeutic group...

  18. Pawsibilities Unleashed

    Pawsibilities Unleashed provides therapy dogs, service dogs, obedience and leadership training, aggressive and fearful dog rehabilitation, therapy and service dog training, and other therapy assistance to community members. Pawsibilities Unleashed specializes in service dogs for children.

  19. Therapeutic Medical Alert Service Dogs

    Therapeutic Medical Alert Service Dogs is dedicated to helping individuals with physical and mental health challenges with the aid of uniquely trained service dogs.

  20. Paws for Purple Hearts

    Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty military personnel by teaching those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries. PPH is built upon the...