Therapy Dogs International (TDIŽ) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed
The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) is an internationally recognized center for research and training in the varied facets of human-animal interaction across the lifespan and grounded in evidenced-based practice for implementing diverse and ethically responsible animal-supported educational and therapeutic interventions.
IHAC is a respected source of scientific and scholarly information on human-animal connections within the fields of social work and social sciences.
The Human-Animal Bond has immense power. It has tremendous benefits. And it has merit-lots of it. The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation is coming together in support of research, education, advocacy and a national commitment to the positive impact of the Human-Animal Bond on the integrated health of families and communities.
Our Professional Counselors and Psychotherapists have over 40 years of combined experience working with a variety of animals conducting Animal Assisted Therapy.
At our Training Center we have developed an array of Educational and Training opportunities for students, interns, and professionals in the various health care fields to learn about Animal Assisted Therapy (also known as Pet Therapy). All our workshops can provide Continuing Education credit for DORA, NBCC & BBS
Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and education programs to help children with emotional, behavioral, social and learning challenges. As an innovative and experiential school, Green Chimneys is considered the most diverse of its kind, integrating farming, animal- and wildlife-assisted activities into comprehensive special education and therapy programs. Its reputation as a humane animal education and wildlife rehabilitation center is equally renowned, and its model-focused care and respect of animals is recognized across the globe
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to an animal. But not just any animal. R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children.
Canine Community Heroes Inc.(CCH) is a Colorado not-for-profit dog training organization that offers a continuum of canine services for service dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. We specialize in providing dog training instruction to teach individuals to train their own dogs.
CCH is dedicated to providing community outreach programs that improve the lives of individuals and dogs through positive interactions. Our community outreach goals are met through direct service, support, and education.
HABICS mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through the therapeutic use of companion animals. Within this mission are the goals of:
Service/outreach: providing animal-assisted intervention services and programs (animal-assisted therapy, and animal-assisted activity) in partnership with: public schools; long-term care and rehabilitation; hospitals; hospice; mental health; youth corrections; residential treatment; the Veterans Administration and other health and social services organizations in Colorado.
Teaching and educating students and professionals on the human-animal bond, the therapeutic use of companion animals, and animal-assisted interventions.
Research: conducting research in the human-animal bond field and animal-assisted therapy/activity interventions; evaluations of the animal-assisted therapy model/approach with at-risk students in schools