The positive effects of Therapy Dogs for those in need can be life changing. We can help you easily make a lasting difference by scheduling a Therapy Dog. TDA is a rapidly growing online hub that helps connect People and Therapy Dogs. We make it simple for you to find the perfect pooch to provide the comfort, joy, love and care you are looking for. Click below to get started Now!
Therapy dogs are dogs that are used to bring comfort and joy to those who are ill or under poor conditions, such as those who have been affected by a natural disaster. Therapy animals are privately owned and tend to visit facilities on a regular basis. A therapy animal is only half of the equation, however. A responsible, caring handler is an important member of the therapy animal team. At the end of a visit, therapy animals go home with their owners. Most commonly, therapy animals are dogs that have shown they like people and have the temperament to work with them.
Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations. Given the impact therapy dogs can have on a person’s well-being, schools, hospitals, charities and many more organizations are increasingly scheduling Therapy Dogs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for anyone who’s spirits can be lifted by the affection, compassion and energy of these well-behaved pets. We provide a safe, secure way for you to reach out to our registered handlers. We require no payment from you and give you complete control of the visit.
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal’s handler. The purpose of pet therapy is to help someone recover from or cope with a health problem or mental disorder. This “pet therapy” has numerous psychological and physical healing benefits that may: Reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, cardiovascular health and even diminish physical pain. Just the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response and brings joy and a feeling of affection, love and belonging to those in need.
Scheduling is easy. Just click or tap any “Schedule a Visit” button on your computer or mobile device. We make the rest simple! Just look through our list of qualified, registered Handlers and their well-trained Therapy dogs. We provide the info you need on the dog, it’s owner and specific details about what makes them a good fit. Plus, real photos, location and more. Best of all, we never charge you to browse our registry … all scheduling and compensation (if any) is between you and our amazing members! Once you choose the right match, click the “Request a Visit” button and you are on your way!
Therapy Dogs have shown to release endorphins into the bloodstream. This has an overall calming effect on the brain and nervous system.
A session with a dog is a diversion that relaxes the mind. Therapy Dogs have a keen sense of compassion that has been shown to alleviate anxiety disorders.
For those who are isolated, either by illness, mental disorders or sheer loneliness -- Therapy Dogs provide companionship and help those affected to feel belonging.
Playing with a pet is crucial in staying active at any age. The energy and warmth that Dogs bring is an effective way to helps people of any age feel revived.