We provide Therapy Dog (Pet ) Visiting

We have been delivering

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

We provide trained Pet Therapy Teams, humans and their well-mannered dogs, 

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 dogs.

Providing service delivery of dog assisted activities, to over 25,000 people a year.  

Our pet therapy dog 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 dog'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 Therapy Dog Program. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions -About Community Visiting Pet Therapy Dogs

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 dogs that meet specific criteria.

These dogs are well behaved dogs, everyday pet dogs from our community whom have basic obedience.

  •  work once a week or once a fortnight

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

  •  are handled only by their owners

  •  dogs work on their own

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 vaccinations (C5)

  • Temperament Tested: Dogs are 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 therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au with your request.

Contact Us

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

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

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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