We provide Animal Assisted Intervention Programs

We have been delivering

Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI), Activities (AAA), Education (AAE) and Therapy (AAT) since the year 2001. Learn More AAI Definitions >

We provide trained Animal Therapy Teams, humans and their well-mannered animals, 

to provide emotional and physical benefits to many people in the community. The aim of the program is to help improve the wellbeing of patients, residents and their families through positive contact with visiting volunteers and their animal.

Providing service delivery of animal assisted activities. 

Our pet animal therapy teams provide animal services to 90 + facilities, 

spanning all age groups, including persons with social, mental, emotional, legal, and physical vulnerabilities.

Teams provide individual and group visitation and depending on the program,

may work with professionals to assist persons in meeting specific therapy goals.

The animal's skills are often matched to the type of facility and the needs of the client/patient.

The variety of facilities showcase the broad skill range of the Pet Animal Therapy Program. 

(hospitals, nursing homes, community houses, disability services and mental health services)

Frequently Asked Questions -

We bring our services to you

About Community Visiting Pet Therapy Animals

Primary Role

Providing affection and comfort to people in a variety of settings.

Provides opportunities for motivation, education, or recreation to enhance quality of life.

Delivered in a variety of environments by specially trained professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers in association with animals that meet specific criteria.

These animals are well behaved animals, everyday pet animals from our community whom have obedience and handling.

  • work once a week, once a fortnight or on a need be basis

  • are owned by general SA public community members, these animals and handlers reside in the state of SA, Members own these animals.

  • are handled only by their owners

  • animals often work on their own, however depending on the animal may work with a few different species.

Important Our Teams

The Animals

  • Veterinarian Health Clearance: Handling evaluation and Temperament tested, health check, vaccinations and any other requirements recommended by the veterinarian.

  • Vaccinated: Up to date with yearly required species vaccinations

  • Temperament Tested:  temperament tested by animal-assisted interventions evaluator

Our People

Our Qualified Professionals

  • Incorporating animals into treatment

  • Therapeutic Dog Services organisation spans a network of highly qualified professionals incorporating animals into treatment.

  • Every certified Therapeutic Dog Services professional, is a credentialed, registered, practicing health or human service provider or Animal Specialist, who demonstrates skill and expertise regarding the clinical applications of human-animal interactions.

Our Volunteers

  • Training: Volunteers are required to complete Compulsory and Professional Development training courses.

  • Police Clearance: each and every volunteer/staff member hold a current police clearance certificate

  • All registered teams are covered by our Insurance policy:  $20M Comprehensive Insurance, General Liability $20M, and Volunteers Insurance.

Your Home, Facility, School or Location

We bring our programs and services to an individual at their home, clients at a facility, school or location. 

  • Various programs and services are available (design and implement programs at your request)

  • Availability: from 1 hour to 2 hours in duration

  • We have available helping hands volunteers to help your client or clients participate

  • Our programs are based on activity and not physical ability. 

  • Fees or Rates: Donation Agreement plan, Hourly Fee or Price on application.

Where to Start?

You first need to contact us at animal-assisted-interventions@iinet.net.au with your request.

Contact Us

Email:  animal-assisted-interventions@iinet.net.au

Please call now Phone: Landline (08) 85918109  /  Mobile 0481 293 370

Visit our dedicated AAI Care Farm

About Therapy Animals

Enhancing quality of life and health through the human - animal bond

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

Phone: 0481293370

Tel: 08 8591 8109 Answering Service

Registered Charity: 90 024 628 522 

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