Sharing Our 4-Legged Friends to Spread Smiles & Joy

Researchers and experts agree that pets excel as therapeutic agents and that dogs are an antidote to depression. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. A visit from one of our therapy dog teams can break the daily routine, increase overall emotional well-being, and stimulate the mind in dramatic ways. Our certified therapy dogs offer so many wonderful benefits to people of all ages such as:

  • Bringing joy and laughter, even if for a short time
  • Taking a person’s mind off of personal problems, aches, pains and worries
  • Getting people to share their emotions and stories
  • Giving a chance for people to communicate with others
  • Lowering stress levels and blood pressure
  • Rekindling warm memories of their pets

If your facility would like to start a therapy dog program, Space Coast Therapy Dogs is at your service. Best of all, there is no cost to your facility.

Special Dogs for Special People

Certified Dogs

Our certified therapy dogs undergo extensive testing to make sure that they have good manners and react positively to being touched by strangers. After passing the test, ATD requires that the dog and the handler complete three successful supervised visits in a facility, school, or other public venue where they must successfully interact with strangers in therapy-like settings. Two of these visits are in a medically related facility.

Clean, Groomed, & Healthy

Our therapy dogs are cleaned and groomed before visits, up-to-date on rabies vaccines and other inoculations recommended by their personal veterinarians, and show proof of a negative fecal exam every 12 months.

Covered by Our Insurance

ATD provides insurance for its volunteer teams in the unlikely event someone is injured as a result of interacting with the therapy dog.

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