K9 Buddies was founded in 2007 to answer the increased need for trained Therapy Dog teams and to promote other programs, which benefit both people and the domestic dog. These include, but are not limited to, "cell dog" programs and public education regarding the interaction between the domestic...
Therapy Animals of Western New York (TAWNY)
TAWNY began in the summer of 2010 through the dedicated work of a group composed of veterinarians, local rescue group members, folks who were already working with certified therapy animals, and other interested parties. TAWNY does not certify or train animals to work in a therapeutic setting;...
Therapy ARC welcomes you to its website! We are proud to be a Delta Society® Affiliate and we urge you to look over the Delta Society Website for detailed information and resources regarding the human-animal connection. Therapy ARC's mission is to provide the best possible animal assisted...
Therapy Dogs International
What is Therapy Dogs International? Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs...
Therapy Dogs United
Therapy Dogs United, Inc. ~ Dogs Supporting People. We are a 501(c)3 public charity. Our visitation and research-based programs are scheduled as group and individual sessions. All therapeutic or animal-assisted therapy dog visits are made by certified therapy dog teams registered through our...
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy
Creature Comfort Founders, Joan Baer and Annie Murphy met while they were co-workers running a pet therapy program at a large animal welfare organization. During this time, they noticed a rising interest in pet therapy- both from pet owners wanting to get their pets certified and from facilities...
Canine Comfort, LLC
Canine Comfort, LLC provides expertise in therapy dog program development. Registered therapy dogs are widely used in health care settings, such as skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and hospice, and in community settings, including public libraries and schools. These specially trained dogs...
Animal-assisted therapy services for adult cancer patients: a grant proposal
| Contributor(s):: Julia Moorhouse
The purpose of this project was to identify potential funding sources and complete a grant to provide pet therapy/animal-assisted therapy to cancer patients who are actively in treatment at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange County, California, who are experiencing emotional...
Dog takes a bite out of dental office stress
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Dr. Paul Weiss of East Amherst announces the addition of Brooke, a 4 year-old Golden Retriever and a certified therapy dog.
You can read the full article here:...
Who let the dog out? Implementing a successful therapy dog program in an academic law library
| Contributor(s):: Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus
The motivation for introducing a therapy dog to the Yale Law Library was twofold. Inarguably, attending law school can sometimes be stressful. Studies indicate that, particularly in the first year of law school, when newcomers are adjusting to new teaching methods, materials, external and...
Developing a therapy dog volunteer visitation service
| Contributor(s):: Sandra C. Fink, Mary Murdock (adviser)
This document is an account of the process and emotions involved in selecting, developing and implementing a research project on the benefits of a therapy dog volunteer visitation service. It also gives an account of the development of products on therapy dog training to make it easier for...
| Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon
Review of 'Pets and the Elderly: The Therapeutic Bond'
| Contributor(s):: Morycz, Richard
Canine visitors: The influence of therapy dogs on young children's learning and well-being in classrooms and hospitals
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, Astorino, Terri, Bomboy, Nancy
What a dog can do: Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction
| Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga
Dog's best friend
Comfort dogs help survivors in Newtown, CT
A group of trained comfort dogs has been taken to Newtown, CT to help the survivors in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy. You can read the full story at the Chicago Tribune’s site:...
Effects of a trained therapy dog in child-centered play therapy on children's biobehavioral measures of anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Annette L. Athy
This study was concerned with reducing children’s anticipatory anxiety when entering mental health services for the first time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether combining two effective modalities, play therapy and animal-assisted therapy, would be effective in decreasing...
Therapy dogs in the emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Nickolas Nahm, Jill Lubin, Jeffrey Lubin, Blake K. Bankwitz, McAllister Castelaz, Xin Chen, Joel C. Shackson, Manik N. Aggarwal, Vicken Y. Totten
Introduction: This study examined acceptance by staff and patients of a therapy dog (TD) in the emergency department (ED).Methods: Immediately after TD visits to a University Hospital ED, all available ED staff, patients, and their visitors were invited to complete a survey.Results: Of 125...