What is Therapy Dogs International’s Mission Statement?
Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registering therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, schools, other facilities and wherever therapy dogs are needed.
To learn about TDI’s history, please click here.
For statistics and facts about Therapy Dogs International please click here.
To find out about the Health Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits please see:
-Perceptions of the Impact of Pet Therapy on Residents/Patients and Staff in Facilities Visited by Therapy Dogs
-Alexis and Rose, both members of breeds stereotyped as being vicious, were rehabilitated and adopted by Cydney Cross. They served with honors as Therapy Dogs. Alexis has gone over the Rainbow Bridge and Rosie is now retired. Both dogs were awarded our TDIAOV award (Alexis postcanineously). They also participated in a study, "The Use of Therapy Dogs with Adult Substance Abuse Clients." Silk, a Rescue Greyhound owned by Janice Underwood, participated in the study as well. The moving force who conducted this study was Terri Miller.
Alexis, Rose, and Silk
For more information on our programs please visit:
-TDI Video – An Introduction
-Children Reading to Dogs- Tail Waggin Tutors Video
-Children Reading to Dogs- Tail Waggin Tutors Program
-TDI’s Disaster Stress Relief Dog Program
-The Final Visit
To see what our members are doing please visit our Photo Gallery.