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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Leave your name and phone
number or email address and she will get in touch with you to set up a visit.