Therapy dog application
For those with a dog
Dog must be comfortable with people and dogs
The strong bond that occurs between animals and people can create a connection between the therapy dog and an individual. The result can be a sense of being calm, comfortable and feeling safe for the individual. This relationship can help to divert attention away from a stressful setting toward a positive situation. Therapy dog sessions are either Animal-Assisted Activities or Animal-Assisted Therapy.
Therapy dogs are given the same basic training as service dogs. They also learn useful commands to assist in the therapy dog sessions. The CGC (Canine Good Citizens test) is given at the end of training as well as our Therapy Dog Test. Training sessions are once a week in your home or outings near where you live. You work with your dog a minimum of 30 minutes a day. It takes 8 to 12 weeks to complete our program depending on how much you work with your dog, what your dog already knows, and the age of your dog.
The application is at the bottom of this page.
Training is $50.00 per session. This is 1/3 of the cost. Sponsors and donors offset costs for all training. Additionally, a one time $15.00 fee will be charged for a background check, regardless of status.
Faithfully K9 has been working with the Medical Dogs at Children's Hospital Colorado - they have a fantastic Animal Assisted Therapy program.
We are also working with therapy dogs at therapist and counseling offices, at several schools with educational professionals, and at police departments assisting chaplains.
For those without a dog
Dogs must be comfortable with people and other dogs
If you do not already have a dog that might be a good fit for therapy, we can assist you in finding a dog. Training is $50.00 per session. This is 1/3 of the cost. Sponsors and donors offset costs for all training. Additionally, a one time $15.00 fee will be charged for a background check, regardless of status.
Please download and fill out the PDF to the right of this text and e-mail it to:
In the subject of the e-mail, put: [First Name] [Last Name] Application
Example : John Doe Therapy Dog Application