Pets As Therapy Program
Dogs can play an important role in the emotional and physical development of children and young adults with low vision. Puppies in our Pets As Therapy program offer a source of love and companionship, and an opportunity for children to learn about the responsibility of caring for a mobility service animal.
Additionally, many of the young people involved in the program may move on to use Guide Dogs in later life. The puppies can help lay important foundations for future interactions and relationships.
As with the Guide Dog program, Pets As Therapy dogs are carefully selected to meet the individual needs of each young person. Program coordinators visit each young person’s home to determine the best dog for that environment and to allow the person and their family to ask questions about the program.
To ensure each young person establishes a sense of responsibility, the ownership of the dog is transferred to the family upon permanent placement.
To find out more about the Pets As Therapy program or the application process:
The Pets As Therapy waiting list is currently open.