Therapy Dogs

Quick Info

What is a therapy dog? A therapy dog is a dog that is used to show love and affection to those who are ill or in low spirits.

Acceptable dog breeds/sizes: No restrictions (any breed or size is acceptable)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make my dog a therapy dog?

In order to make your dog a therapy dog, your dog should be trained and well-behaved. Therapy dogs generally have a docile manner and are very calm. They also do not react suddenly to loud noises or become excited by external factors.

Where can I take my therapy dog?

Therapy dogs are usually taken to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and similar facilities. Permission must be obtained beforehand, as therapy dogs are not protected under federal laws as service dogs and emotional support dogs are.