2 06, 2022

Why does Alliance of Therapy Dogs choose Canidae?

2022-06-02T23:13:35+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Alliance of Therapy Dogs chooses Canidae as their pet food sponsor for their commitment to bring goodness to pets, people, and our planet. Canidae is committed to providing our pets with quality nutrition, fostering the human-pet connection through their support of non-profits like Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and leading the way in sustainability through their [...]

27 05, 2022

What Do Therapy Dogs Actually Do?

2022-06-02T22:55:34+00:00May 27th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

This post was written by Canidae, the official pet food sponsor of The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. As part of their mission to spread goodness to pets and people, Canidae has donated $20,000 to shine a light on the proven benefits of animal-human connection and support the good work that ATD has already been doing [...]

25 05, 2022

People.com Feature – Ichabod the Therapy Dog and his parent Gayle

2022-06-16T12:36:03+00:00May 25th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

“Dogs can witness and experience the unimaginable and still give back to the human race. Dogs have unconditional love, and they're survivors, and they share.” Gayle Ellias adopted her Malamute, Ichabod, after he was rescued from a dog meat trade slaughterhouse. Ichabod went on to be certified as a therapy dog through ATD and provides [...]

13 05, 2022

Canidae pet food is the official pet food sponsor of Alliance of Therapy Dogs

2022-06-16T12:54:09+00:00May 13th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

As part of their mission to bring goodness to pets and people, Canidae has formed a partnership with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs to help certify therapy dog teams and share the healing nature of the human/pet connection. Canidae has pledged $20,000 to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) in hopes of shining a light [...]

1 05, 2022

Choose the Right Dog That Fits Your Family

2022-05-24T13:48:19+00:00May 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Deciding to get a dog to care for is one of life’s major decisions. It would help if you were prepared for the responsibilities of owning a pet dog; it’s similar to having a child.  Finding the right dog for your family comes with several factors you need to consider aside from the breed. In [...]

28 04, 2022

How do Therapy Dogs Help in the Classroom?

2022-04-28T11:29:47+00:00April 28th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs, contrary to common belief, have a very different job from service dogs.  Therapy dog services are beneficial not just for people teams visit in hospitals and nursing homes but also for students.  While service dogs are dedicated to a specific owner, therapy dogs have a much broader role to play, helping people feel [...]

1 03, 2022

How do Therapy dogs help to reduce student stress and anxiety?

2022-06-16T12:58:47+00:00March 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

As a result of the pandemic, natural disasters, and social anxiety, the importance of having a friend to lean on has never been so important. However, many fail to realize that friendships don't always have to be between people. Thus, most students miss out on the benefits of having a therapy pet in their lives. [...]

1 02, 2022

Therapy Dogs May Help Unlock Health Benefits for People in Hospitals in the US

2022-03-03T06:24:58+00:00February 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Pet therapy sessions at the hospital are a great way to help patients feel happy. Handlers and their dogs make short visits to the rooms of patients to help relieve stress, depression, and anxiety. Pet therapy is known for lifting spirits and lowering blood pressure when patients interact with the dog.  Patients and children who [...]

1 01, 2022

Quick Health Tips & Questions for Dog and Puppy Adoption

2022-05-02T14:27:59+00:00January 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Dogs and puppies are some of the sweetest gifts to humanity, and they are hands down the most lovable and caring animals you can ever imagine.  Known as man’s best friend, dogs crave love and love only.  No matter how many times you’ve been rude to them, no matter how many times you’ve turned them [...]

1 12, 2021

Improve Your Mental and Physical Health With Therapy Dogs

2022-06-16T13:07:08+00:00December 1st, 2021|Therapy Dogs|

There is a long history of using animals to help improve physical and mental health. Not only are they good for the owner, but therapy dogs can also make a big difference regarding the well-being of those they visit. Keep reading if this concept is new to you, as it will help change your perspective [...]

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