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Puppy Love Therapy Dogs, Inc.

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Our Programs

Therapy Dog Visits - Our dogs are scheduled for one-time or recurring visits. A visit can consist of petting the dogs, a demonstration of tricks and petting, or just a demonstration of tricks and obedience skills. We talk to a staff member at the facility to see what works best.

Hug a Pet - Individual dogs can be scheduled to make regular visits or one-time visits to an adult or a child who would be cheered by petting and talking to a dog. The dog might do some entertaining tricks, too. Our dogs also hand out Valentines and other holiday cards.

Pet Safety - This program teaches some basic safety skills around dogs and cats to elementary aged children. This program is also available to second grade classrooms. It includes a video, demonstration of skills, Pet Safety coloring book and Puppy Love Therapy Dogs pencils.

Good grooming for dogs - This program teaches children about proper pet care, including brushing a dog's teeth, keeping them groomed and making sure they have fresh food and water.

THERAPY DOG TESTING IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

We have a tester in our group that an assist you get your dog certified to do therapy dog work. Please contact Puppy Love Therapy Dogs at pltdi@hickorytech.net and we can provide you with the details.

Testing involves a behavior test followed by three supervised visits during which the tester/observer will watch you and your dog. Your dog does not have to be trained for competitive level obedience. Your dog does need to be well-controlled on a leash at all times, enthusiastic about going different places, eager to meet people and social with other dogs.

To inquire about a visit, contact the visit coordinator, Jackie Raether, at pltdi@hickorytech.net. Leave your name and phone number or email address and she will get in touch with you to set up a visit.

PUPPY LOVE THERAPY DOGS INC.