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Animal Assisted


Activities, Education and Therapy


Animal & Human



Community Client



Joint Venture 


It’s amazing what happens when people see the difference they can make.

Thank you for your interest in our new site,

we are currently updating and will publish pages on completion.

So please be sure to check in regularly over the month of September 2020. 

Enhancing quality

of life and health

through the human - animal bond

Our Story

Initiatives and Projects

Established in 2001, Therapeutic Dog Services has been delivering Animal Assisted Intervention Programs and Services.

We work on many initiatives and programs to advance health. We regularly check to see how these are meeting the needs of Australians and improve where needed.

We are committed to social justice and inclusion, and respect the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety and to enjoy healthy relationships.

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When you support the organisation, you make real change happen for people and animals

Be part of our team and give what you can.

Your voice, your time, your funds or your friends – every contribution counts.

Get involved and make a difference learn the many ways to support us with tax-deductible donations.

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Browse our extensive online shop for ideal pet products.

Product ranges including Dog Accessories, Dog Apparel, Neck wear, Collars & Leads, Jewellery, Hair Bows & Hats, Bedding, Cushions & Carriers, Pet Lovers Gifts and Clearance Sale Items.

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Make An Impact

It’s amazing what happens when people see the difference they can make.

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Take Action! Get involved and make a difference learn the many ways you can support Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated 

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Activities, Education, and Therapy is central to the work carried out 

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Animal Assisted Interventions

Activities, Education and Therapy is central to the work carried out by Therapeutic Dog Services.  

Everyday hundreds of people get involved with our activities and programs, and so can you!

Individuals, School and Community Groups

are all Welcome!

Since the year 2001

we have been delivering

Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI),

 Activities (AAA),  Education (AAE), and Therapy (AAT).


Providing a wide range of programs to thousands of adults and children each year, forming mutually beneficial, complementary therapy programs, partnering with Service Providers within South Australia including privately delivered services from the Therapeutic Dog Services Hubs, Adelaide Metro and Regional

including Animal Assisted Interventions Discovery Centre, Strathalbyn Australia.




Farm Animal Encounters

We foster the holistic health and well-being of animals, individuals and families of all abilities in South Australia and surrounding communities through encounters and hands-on participation in animal-assisted intervention services of wellness activity experiences.
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Dog Assisted Interventions

Dog assisted activities, education, literacy and therapy programs.

Provides dog-assisted interventions to individuals and the community.

Industry:  community Homes, care homes, residential Nursing homes, hospitals, dementia patients, and private home visits.

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Farm Animal Encounters

Is a place where people of all ages and abilities come together to reconnect to the earth, animals, nature and themselves.

Created inclusive community that inspires, supports, and educates people of all ages and abilities through participation in, animal-assisted intervention focused activities.

Additional Services

Mental Health & Counselling

Short-term or long-term Counselling & Mental Health Services for individuals and couples.

Animal Assisted

Therapist +

The organisation spans a network of highly qualified professionals incorporating animals into treatment.

AAI Care Farm Strathalbyn

Is a place where people of all ages and abilities come together to reconnect to the earth, animals, nature and themselves. 

Learning Through AAI Discovery Centre

AAI  Discovery Centre

The AAI Discovery Centre shows how we are growing the Australian Animal Assisted Interventions industry through education, community engagement and career inspiration.

Professional Learning & Development

Courses, resources, and instruments that facilitate AAI teaching and learning for professionals.

Industry Training Services

Resources, and instruments that facilitate Industry Training, workshops and services

Organisation AAI Consultancy

We can help you avoid common pitfalls, and thus enhance staff, volunteer, and patient satisfaction – and save money.

Therapy Dog Training Train the Trainer

School for Therapy Dogs

With the most inclusive education available, our School for Therapy Dog Teams will teach you progressive and innovative methods for training your dog, community placement and working with people in a way that will make your Therapy Dog career a successful one.

Latest News

Over the last few months, Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated has experienced a significant increase in demand as South Australians try to cope through lockdowns and restrictions.  At the same time, our business has been required to make additional adjustments in our processing and deliveries workforce to comply with the State Government's COVID Safe restrictions.

We want to reassure you that our people continue to work tirelessly, providing services to our existing industry and client base, working under difficult and unprecedented circumstances with a firm commitment to serve you and your community.

However, due to the demand for training and industry partnership inquiries, we now have an extensive waiting list and have issued a  temporary hold on services and programs until 2021, we are hoping this will help us to get back to normal capacity. 


Currently, we are not having any visitors at the Animal Assisted Interventions Discovery Centre. At some point, we will resume doing small private tours, but we don’t know when and we plan to be very conservative in making that decision. 

As a result of the constraints on our network and the continuing rise in demand volumes, our speed and ability to deliver has been impacted. And while we're doing everything we can to deliver programs and services as safely and quickly as possible, we hope you understand that these additional restrictions have resulted in increased delays.

You are Important to Us

We would still love to hear from you

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For all inquiries please contact

Therapeutic Dog Services



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