Dogs have an amazing ability to heal and bring us together. Many of our program dogs go on to become therapy dogs in special education classrooms, disability resource and counseling offices. Therapy dogs can be helpful for groups of people in a wide range of environments. All of our program therapy dogs are well trained, friendly, and sure to brighten up everyone's day! Our therapy dogs placed in facilities are $5,000-$6,000, which includes the cost of one of our trainers traveling to your location for placement. We will spend at least four days at your location getting the therapy dog adjusted and training you on all of the dog's commands.
We also perform therapy dog visits with our trainers to local facilities upon request.
The first step to adding one of our therapy dogs to your facility is by filling out our Therapy Dog Application found this page. All applications can be emailed to us at email@example.com for review. Once the application is received, someone from our team will reach out and schedule a phone call with you.
Casper is a fully trained Special Ed Classroom Therapy Dog at Swanson Elementary in Palmer, Alaska. Casper makes the kids feel calmer, gives deep pressure therapy when students are overwhelmed, and helps students stay safe during transitions by keeping them from running off. This lovable Golden Retriever is living his best life! Note: Casper was originally training to be a psychiatric service dog, which is why in some of the video clips his vest says service dog instead of therapy dog.
Alaska's Channel 11 KTVA News recently did a story on Casper who was placed as a therapy dog in Swanson Elementary School. Link to the full story here: https://www.ktva.com/story/41605280/new-service-dog-provides-therapy-for-elementary-school-students-with-special-needs
Bailee was placed as a therapy dog at Houston High School in Big Lake, AK in February, 2021. The school decided that the staff and students really needed something to help with the trauma from an earthquake that had destroyed their middle school and the surrounding community years earlier, as well as the stress from the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Starting in June 2021 our staff has begun to visit the San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Facility with therapy dogs twice a week. We are excited about this program and these regular visits, and how they will positively impact the residents and staff at this facility.
We would like to expand this program to other facilities in San Luis Obispo County whether that is in schools, prisons, hospitals and residential facilities. If your facility would like us to bring our dogs in for therapy sessions, please send us an email about the specifics of what you are looking for and more about the location that the dogs would be visiting.