Therapy Dogs United
Therapy Dogs United, Inc. ~ Dogs Supporting People. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity. Our visitation and research-based programs are scheduled as group and individual sessions. All therapeutic or animal-assisted therapy dog visits are made by certified therapy dog teams registered through our nonprofit agency. Our services are provided as a community service throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania (Erie and Greater Pittsburgh region) and Western New York.
Anyone can benefit from the unique animal-to-human bond. It's not just our mission; it's our personal commitment to everyone we visit.
Programs and Services
Our dedicated team of certified volunteers work hand-in-hand with medical, educational, and social service professionals or one-on-one with patients to provide therapeutic and animal assisted therapy. Therapy Dogs United makes daily visits to schools and learning institutions, hospitals, homeless shelters, senior and nursing communities, hospice facilities, family service organizations, family court hearings, reading clubs, rehabilitation centers, and beyond. Visiting with a therapy dog reduces loneliness and provides a sense of comfort, confidence, and companionship. Medical studies and clinical research show that a therapy dog provides medical benefits such as stress relief, lower blood pressure and reduction of anxiety and depression.