Therapy dogs offer support and companionship to children and adults with disabilities. They meet therapeutic goals including improving speech, coordination, and social skills. Therapy dogs are placed in individual’s homes or in school districts.
If you and/or your child is interested in applying for a special needs therapy dog, they may be eligible if they:
Assistance Dogs currently share a facility with Agility Angels, a local nonprofit that uses the sport of dog agility to help individuals with autism develop social skills, enhance their physical abilities, and gain self-confidence.
With similar missions and programming benefiting the disability community, this partnership improves consumer outcomes for both organizations. Assistance Dogs consumers will now benefit from agility training as part of their experience with our organization.
Collaboration with Agility Angels