Dogs / Staff/ Volunteers on the job

Our working teams of professionals, handlers and dogs are on the job 6 days a week, and can be seen throughout Australia, delivering programs within various Service Providers facility's such as hospitals, retirement centres, schools, homeless shelters, disability services, community events.

Community Dog Visiting Program (AAA Dog Assisted Activities) Mission: to promote and facilitate positive interaction between people and dogs. Our dogs come in all sizes and breeds, with exceptional temperaments, (friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in all situations), providing affection and comfort to people in a variety of South Australian Service Provider settings. (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Community Houses for the Disabled, School, Disability Services facilities) Our dogs’ primary job is to enjoy human contact, allowing unfamiliar people to pet them and handle them. Children enjoy hugging or playing with our dogs; adults usually enjoy simply sitting and petting our dogs. Our smaller dogs can be lifted onto, or climb onto, an individual’s lap or bed and sit or lie comfortably there. Some of our dogs contribute to the visiting experience by performing small tricks for their audience or playing carefully structured games.

Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated Website: www.therapeuticdogservices.org