Welcome to the website for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, formerly Therapy Dogs Incorporated. 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. Therapy Dogs Inc. is currently undergoing a name change to Alliance of Therapy Dogs. If you are not yet a member, but wish to join Therapy Dogs Inc., you are in the right place! Please browse our website and contact a tester/observer in your area for more information on membership. If you are a current member, please continue to visit with your dog and to show your Therapy Dogs Incorporated membership card and wear your Therapy Dogs Inc. merchandise. We will keep you informed as we complete the transition to Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
It is a goal of ATD to provide registration, support, and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal assisted activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes. Our objective is to form a network of caring individuals who are willing to share their special animals in order to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike.
Qualifications for ATD begin with a friendly dog, any breed or mix, and an owner/handler who has a desire to share it with those who are no longer able to own a pet, or are in a health facility separated or away from their pets. Dogs must be at least one year of age to be tested and observed.
Our process begins with a test done by one of our Tester/Observers in your area. This test includes a handling portion which tests your dog’s basic good manners and your handling skills. If you and your dog pass, you move to the next step of interacting with residents or strangers on three supervised visits.
The new member portal is active now. Email campaigns have been sent out to notify members. If you didn't receive an email, please contact us to see what email address we have on file. Click here to go to the portal now!