Therapy Dog Program

Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.


more infoAKC Therapy Dog™ Program

Documenting Visits

To earn the AKC Therapy Dog title, you and your dog must have completed at least 50 therapy visits


How to Get Your Wheaten Into Therapy

While it takes time to train and certify a dog for this work, it is well worth the effort to see the smiles on the faces of those you meet.


Contact Us

How to get in touch with the department.


AKC Awards First Distinguished Therapy Dog (THDD) Title

The title and gold medal were awarded on July 1, 2014.


from theTherapy Dog Program

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