Therapy Dogs

1 11, 2023

Pet Therapy For Teens’ Mental Health I ATD

2023-11-01T21:33:35+00:00November 1st, 2023|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

Benefits of Pet Therapy For Teens Growing up comes with a wide range of challenges and pet therapy for teens offers many benefits. The stress of academic performance, peer relationships, social media, physical appearance, and societal pressure can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. With these overwhelming pressures, teenagers may struggle to find coping [...]

5 04, 2023

Free Therapy Dog Home Visits

2023-04-05T21:23:39+00:00April 5th, 2023|Facilities, Therapy Dogs|

Photo credit: ATD Former Board Member Peggy Grookett Free Therapy Dog Home Visits Dogs can be wonderful for our well-being. When we take them for walks, we step outside and exercise, when we are feeling low, they are nearby, ready to snuggle. Though some people may not be able to experience the joys of being [...]

10 03, 2023

Therapy Dogs and Mental Health Benefits

2023-03-10T17:52:18+00:00March 10th, 2023|Benefits, Therapy Dogs|

Therapy Dogs and Mental Health Benefits Therapy dogs and mental health benefits go hand-in-hand. Therapy dogs have become increasingly popular in facilities such as college campuses, airports, hospitals, home visits, and more venues. There are several reasons for this but one of the major factors is the positive impact therapy dogs have on mental health.  [...]

3 01, 2023

What Makes A Good Therapy Dog? 

2023-01-03T22:39:03+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Therapy Dogs, Volunteers|

What Breeds Are Well Suited To Become Therapy Dogs? A certified therapy dog provides comfort to people other than their handlers or owners. They visit facilities such as hospitals, airports, funeral homes, schools, nursing homes, and other locations with their handlers to brighten the day of those they visit.  Read on to learn about what [...]

1 07, 2022

The Life-Changing Benefits of Therapy Dogs in a Mental Health Institution

2022-07-21T06:56:27+00:00July 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Generally speaking, animal-assisted therapy aims to reduce or, in some cases, assist people in coping with certain symptoms of variable circumstances. Depending on the patient's condition, the dog breed, and the therapy type, the primary function of therapy dogs differs considerably.  It has been scientifically proven that the relationship between therapy dogs and their owners [...]

15 06, 2022

The Surprising Benefits Of Therapy Dogs This 2022

2022-07-07T15:42:52+00:00June 15th, 2022|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

Have you ever interacted with a therapy dog? If not, you're in for a surprise! These dogs provide more than just companionship – they also offer a range of health benefits. From reducing anxiety to helping with physical rehabilitation, it's clear that therapy dogs are a valuable resource. Keep reading to learn more about the [...]

2 06, 2022

Why does Alliance of Therapy Dogs choose Canidae?

2022-07-21T07:41:59+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Alliance of Therapy Dogs chooses Canidae as their pet food sponsor for their commitment to bringing 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?

2022-07-21T07:53:42+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 Feature – Ichabod the Therapy Dog and his Parent Gayle

2022-07-07T15:48:55+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 [...]

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