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    Dog-Play: Joining a Therapy Dog Group - Finding someone to certify your dog is often a frustrating experience. The evaluations offered by the national organizations aren't always as frequent and convenient as you might like.

    Intermountain Therapy Animals - Non-profit organization bringing animal resources to human needs. Specializing in animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech and psychotherapies.

    Dog Play - Taking pets, especially dogs, visiting people in health care facilities; therapy ranges from mental and physical stimulation; petting the dogs, formal supervised therapy addressing a particular situation.

    Utah Animal-Assisted Therapy Association - We are a non-profit organization based in Salt Lake City dedicated to bringing comfort, love, and hope to those in need through the miracle of the human-animal bond.

    Healing Dogs - Describes the psychological healing and support provided by service dogs, especially companion golden retrievers. Included are true stories and a psychology contest named "You vs Your Dog".

    Pacific Animal Therapy Society - Pet visitations improve the wellbeing of the sick, elderly, lonely and shut-ins. P.A.T.S pets come in all shapes and sizes. While most are dogs, P.A.T.S. therapy pets include cats, rabbits, birds, goats, even a llama, a miniature horse, and a snake.

    Service and Therapy Dogs - An introduction to service and therapy dogs.

    My Life as a Therapy Dog - A former racing greyhound named Jordan briefly "tells" his story of spreading love as a registered Pet Therapy dog.

    Helping Hounds Ltd. - The organization was born out of the philosophy that animals can improve the quality of life at all levels of society. Helping Hounds is concerned with reaching the community with an understanding of the importance of animals in our lives. Visitations to health care facilities, research, education and art are all avenues that are pursued by the program.

    My Therapy Puppy! - A Belgian Tervuren puppy named Shadow visits his senior citizen friends weekly. Site includes photographs, stories, links and animal assisted therapy resources.

    Service Dogs for Victims of Assault - Non-profit organization which uses dogs as therapeutic aids for victims of assault. Includes information about the dogs used and their training.

    Rottweilers can be friends, therapy dogs, too - An entertaining article from the on-line edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a rescued Rottweiler with a new and rewarding job.

    Animal Assisted Therapy - This "Super Dog" site features the stories of individual therapy dogs, most with pictures. Includes an easy form for submitting your own Therapy Dog story.

    Golden Therapy - From the on-line archives of the Spokesman Review comes this short feature story of Cedrick the Golden Retriever.

    Mastiffs offer therapeutic companionship - The story of four giant mastiffs and their new-found roles as therapy dogs. By Tara Maguire at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

    SHAREing the Love - site describes the Marin Humane Societys SHARE program in Novato, California

    Therapy Dogs - Getting Started - If youre considering becoming part of a therapy dog team, heres a wonderful place to get lots of information on how to get started.

    Therapy dog helps Newark students - Courier-Gazette Digital Edition story of a retired guide dog turned therapy dog who works in a Newark high school classroom. Includes photo.

    Infection Control in Animal Facilitated Therapy - If you work with a therapy dog partner, its a good idea to read this informative article by Linda Hume, LPN of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, NH. Then follow the link home and enjoy traveling around in the Animal Assisted Therapy site maintained by RehabNET.

    Discovery Dogs - We are a unique program whose mission is to promote self-determination and greater independence by providing individualized assistance dog training programs for people with disabilities.

    Giving Unconditional Love - Fidos for Freedom is a volunteer assistance dog training organization in Baltimore. The URL takes you to the Therapy Dog page featuring dozens therapy dog stars. Each dog has its own thumbnail picture which is linked to a larger picture and short bios.

    Therapy Dog Team Training Program - Lyn Richards talks about the requirements for a good therapy dog. From her DogLogic.com site.

    Therapy Dogs - Links to therapy dogs, animal-assisted therapy, and animal-assisted services, from Dog-Play.

    Paws For Health pet visitation program - Non-profit pet visitation program which uses community volunteers and their adult dogs to visit hospitalized children.

    Canine Working Companions - CWC provides service dogs to people with disabilities. They also train the staff and dogs for the nationally recognized Eden Alternative for Nursing Homes.

    Dog Visitation Program Overview, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati - The Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati Dog Visitation program recruits, screens, and trains teams of volunteer dogs and their handlers to visit pediatric patients.

    Pet-Assisted Therapy - Description of the pet assisted therapy program in place at the San Diego Humane Society.


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