The Value of Therapy Dog Visits
Animals have long been recognized as a positive addition to the healing process. In facilities, visits from Therapy Dogs have shown an increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being. Studies have shown a decrease in blood pressure and stress levels during Therapy Dog visits. Therapy Dogs provide a break from the daily routine of illness and loneliness for residents, visitors, and staff.
Why Therapy Dogs International?
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a well-established nonprofit organization dedicated to the regulating, testing, and registering of Therapy Dogs to provide comfort and companionship by visiting hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, and many other types of facilities.
v Visits are always FREE. We are supported by our 24,750 dog/handler teams whose purpose it is to provide comfort to those in need.
v TDI teams are flexible and will work with an individual facility.
v TDI provides Primary Liability Insurance to Associate Members while visiting as volunteers. Handlers are also covered while traveling to the site by our Secondary Volunteer Accident Insurance.
v Our teams have been carefully tested by our own qualified Evaluators to ensure the well-being of those being visited.
v All dog health records are reviewed continuously and updated as recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
To Request TDI dog/handler team visits:
v Send a request on a facility letterhead telling us a little about your facility and the type of visits you are seeking
v Include a contact name and number
v Fax to 973-252-7171 or mail to 88 Bartley Rd, Flanders, NJ 07836
Need more information before arranging visits? Contact us:
v By phone at 973-252-9800
v By mail at 88 Bartley Rd, Flanders, NJ 07836
v By email at firstname.lastname@example.org