Sharing Our 4-Legged Friends to Spread Smiles & Joy
ATD provides registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities. We’re a network of caring volunteers who are willing to share our special canines to bring smiles and joy to people, young and old alike.
Whether you and your dog are looking to become a registered therapy team or your facility would like to start a therapy dog program, Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) is your #1 choice for pet therapy.
Over 15,000 Volunteer Members & Growing
Join our family of friendly dogs and owners and handlers who share with those who are unable to own a pet or are in a health facility separated or away from their pets.
As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the U.S., we get questions about whether a therapy dog is the same as a service dog. Each of [...]
Members Helping New Members
Our Testers & Observers are Role Models for ATD
Would you like to help others experience the fulfillment you feel when you take your dog on a pet therapy visit? Take the concept of “Sharing Smiles and Joy” to new heights by becoming an ATD Tester/Observer.