Why Choose Dog With A Purpose To Visit Your Facility

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Would Therapy Dog visits be beneficial for our Facility?

 

Therapy dogs play a very special role in society - a visit from one of our certified therapy dog teams can bring joy, lower stress and encourage communication.  Researchers and experts agree that therapy dogs offer many physical and mental benefits to people of all ages.

 

Physical and Mental Health benefits:

 

     

Why Dogs with a Purpose?

 

Dogs with a Purpose aims to be a center of excellence for canine assisted therapy.  It is our goal to provide

dog therapy bonded teams that not only meet our high certification requirements but also demonstrate the right

temperament and exhibit a strong bond between handler and dog.  

 

With respect to facilities and organizations we will: 

       

       Work with your chosen representative(s) to define your specific needs and communicate these needs

       to our dog therapy teams;

       

       Connect you with appropriately certified dog therapy teams.  Some therapy dog teams are more

       comfortable in certain settings.  

 

       For example, dog; Therapy teams whose main focus is reading with children may not be comfortable

       going to a rehabilitation or hospital setting.  

 

       We have additional certification requirements for dog therapy teams operating in certain settings e.g.

       to volunteer at a hospital, dogs have passed our "Gold Certification".

    

        Continually train our dog therapy teams with ongoing workshops, seminars and communications; Monitor compliance of our dog

        therapy teams with our rules and regulations, and Maintain our high level of insurance to provide coverage for both our volunteer participants and             all recipients of canine assisted therapy

We are a non-profit organization with volunteer members so there is no cost to your facility to receive canine assisted therapy from Dogs with a Purpose. If your facility would like to start a therapy dog program, please contact Rebecca Bullock, 919-810-1247, or email us at dogswithapurpose@gmail.com.  We would love to hear from you!

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Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. is with Jackie Kelly and Dogs With A Purpose

 

We had special visitors at the Raleigh Caregivers Summit today! Thanks to Jackie Kelly and Dogs With A Purpose for joining us today and bringing so much joy!!

 

 

 

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