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What is a therapy dog?

Therapy dogs play a different helping role than service dogs and emotional support animals.  They aren't trained to live with a specific handler.  Rather, these are dogs that - with their human teammate (often the dog's owner) - volunteer in clinical settings, such as hospitals, mental health institutions, hospices, schools, and nursing homes, where they provide comfort, affection, and even love in the course of their work.  Therapy dogs are trained to be comfortable in new environments and to interact with different people.  They must have a calm temperament, be unfazed by unfamiliar noises and movements, be comfortable being handled, and love people.

All visits from Boonefield Therapy Dogs are 100% free of charge, insured, and liability protected at all times.  Each dog/handler team is individually certified and trained through the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs organization.  Our visits are designed to cater to your organization or program.  If you are interested in learning more about scheduling a visit, contact us here.  Please include "Therapy Dog Visit" in the subject line.

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