Advancing Health and Advancing Education
Activities promote and facilitate positive interaction between people and dogs. It pursues this mission through three major programs.
Animal Assisted Activities: Therapy Dogs provide affection and comfort to people in a variety of service provider settings, e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, community houses for the disabled, schools and disability service establishments.
Animal Assisted Education: is a planned and structured intervention directed and/or delivered by educational and related service professionals with specific academic or educational goals.
Animal Assisted Therapy: Goal directed intervention in which the dog is incorporated as an integral part of the clinical health care team process. AAT is delivered and directed by professional health and human service provider whom demonstrates skill and expertise regarding the applications of human and animal interactions. Working closely with other specialists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, teachers, social workers, doctors and specialists together structuring and delivering specifically designed clinical programs.
Seeks to promote health and well-being through structured programs that advance social inclusion, advancing education.
Educates people, the public and professionals about the benefits of the animal - human bond.
Demonstrates skills and expertise regarding the application of human-animal interaction within complementary therapy programs.
Advancing Social and Public Welfare
Activities promote and facilitate inclusion, positive interaction between people.
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, to enjoy healthy relationships.
We promote and facilitate to empower clients to adopt more constructive life practices
Counselling and Mental Health services focus on enhancing the psychological well-being of client, such that the client can reach their full potential.
Promoting and Protecting Human Rights
Activities promote and facilitate inclusion to advance the interests, well-being and welfare of people who are disadvantaged by reason of disability.
Social inclusion aims to help clients feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. It's about connecting with local communities to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who live with physical disabilities and may be unable to help themselves.
Respecting the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety and to enjoy health relationships.
Purpose(s) beneficial to the public and analogous to other charitable purposes
Therapeutic Dog Services works in partnership with other service charitable organisations, providing complementary therapy programs.