18 04, 2024

How to Deliver Bad News as an ATD Volunteer

2024-04-18T14:28:40+00:00April 18th, 2024|Volunteers|

It is never easy to deliver bad news. As ATD Members, it’s complicated by the fact that we are all volunteers, and we, at the heart of it all, just want to do nice things for people.  But sometimes we encounter a team, or a potential team, who is not the best fit for Alliance [...]

7 04, 2024

Therapy Dog Visits I What To Do If You Need To Retest

2024-04-22T13:37:36+00:00April 7th, 2024|Volunteers|

Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international registry of certified therapy dog teams. Obtaining therapy dog certification involves passing our therapy dog certification process and following our rules and regulations at therapy dog visits. When there has been a lapse in visits, ATD members will need to complete a retest in order to maintain insurance [...]

4 08, 2023

Student Volunteer Work: Junior Handlers

2023-08-04T20:17:00+00:00August 4th, 2023|Volunteers|

Become A Junior Handler: Student Volunteer Work Are you looking to get involved in your community? Do you love dogs? If you answered yes, consider student volunteer work at Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Our Junior Handler program offers twelve to seventeen years old, and their dogs, a chance to strengthen their bond and help share [...]

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 [...]

3 01, 2023

The Impact of Volunteering In Your Community

2023-01-03T22:01:52+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Volunteers|

Make a connection with your community Life can get busy. Between work and errands, dog owners have a lot to juggle and may feel volunteering takes away from quality time with their dog. But what if you could carve out some time with your dog to get involved with your community? Volunteering with your pup [...]

5 12, 2022

Therapy Dogs at the Airport

2022-12-07T17:59:57+00:00December 5th, 2022|Facilities, Stories, Volunteers|

 Photo Credit: Denver International Airport Keep calm and travel on! Travel can be a wonderful experience full of moments that many of us expect and look forward to as we dream of our next adventure. The excitement of planning a vacation. The thrill of finding great deals on flights and accommodations. The satisfaction of packing [...]

11 11, 2022

Volunteering During The Holidays

2022-11-10T22:57:32+00:00November 11th, 2022|Volunteers|

Help spread holiday cheer. The holidays can be a magical time of year. The glistening snow, the dazzling lights, the scrumptious treats, and reconnecting with loved ones help make the holidays memorable. But this season can be tough for those who are experiencing loss and loneliness.  That’s why volunteering is so important, especially during this [...]

10 11, 2022

The Positive Effects of Therapy Dogs

2022-11-11T19:24:02+00:00November 10th, 2022|Benefits, Volunteers|

Embrace the pawsitivity. The unconditional love, comfort and laughs a dog can provide are endless. These gestures can make a big impact on your mental health.  So, why not share that joy with others? Therapy dogs can brighten a person’s day and help them feel at ease.  Read on to learn about the positive effects [...]

28 09, 2022

6 Benefits of Volunteering With Your Dog

2022-09-28T15:46:24+00:00September 28th, 2022|Volunteers|

Why volunteer with your dog? Giving back to others can be heartwarming and it can feel even more special with your furry friend by your side! When people are around therapy dogs, they tend to feel cheerful and relaxed. Along with helping others, there are several additional benefits to volunteering with your dog. So, read [...]

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