All Dogs Have a Purpose

Year: 2011

  • Dogs help defeat Depression

    Support Partners and Canine Companions  Program promotes human-dog partnership to assist in recovering from depression. Follow these easy and handy tips to include your dog in your recovery: 1. Be active! Walking, running and playing with your dog are great ways to exercise every day. Remember to always talk with your doctor before starting a […]

  • National Association for Search and Rescue

    National Association for Search and Rescue, Inc. (NASAR) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue, including search and rescue dogs.  NASAR is comprised of thousands of paid and non-paid professionals interested in all aspects of search and rescue – the humanitarian cause of […]

  • Therapy Dogs International

    Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. To belong to Therapy Dogs International (TDI®)  all dogs must be tested and evaluated by a Certified TDI Evaluator. A dog […]

  • Testing Times for Yoko!

    Photo: Daily Mail Yoko, a guide dog in training in England, passes the “cat test” with flying colors. She remained utterly unruffled as (Leo the cat) did his best to distract the young dog. 

  • The Centre for the Interaction of Animals and Society

    The Centre for the Interaction of Animals and Society (CIAS) CIAS is a multi-disciplinary research center within the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It provides a forum for addressing the many practical and moral issues arising from the interactions of animals and society.  The study of human-animal interactions is still a […]

  • Therapy Dog Certification

    Centre for the Interaction of Animals and Society (CIAS) Therapy Dog Certification Program In 2003, CIAS initiated a program whereby an evaluator from Therapy Dogs International, Inc.(TDI) a respected organisation in the field of therapy dog certification – visit the school of Veterinary Medicine to provide both TDI and AKC Canine GoodCitizenship certificate services to […]

  • PALS Program

    Lort Smith Hospital Pet Therapy Program – PALS The Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) Program has been running for over 20 years and is a free service provided by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.  The program coordinates visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centres, hostels and nursing homes by volunteers accompanied by their own assessed and approved […]

  • Travelling with a Guide Dog or Service Dog

    International Air Travel Flying with Guide dogs, sometimes referred to as Service or Assistance Dogs, will always be subject to quarantine laws, and will only be permitted to fly following clearance. This will involve obtaining the correct veterinary certification prior to flying. An airline is not permitted to deny access of guide dog, if the […]

  • Psychiatric Service Dog

    A Psychiatric Service Dog is a specific type of service or assistance dog trained to assist their handler with a psychiatric disability, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia. Although assistance dogs have traditionally helped with people with disabilities such as blindness or more recently deafness or mobility disabilities, there are a wide range of other disabilities that an assistance […]

  • Animal Assisted Therapy

    What is Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)? Animal-Assisted Therapy utilises animals in therapeutic work with humans. There are many ways that animals can be involved in working with humans – education, rehabilitation, physiotherapy or occupational therapy, counselling or to assist in learning life skills. In Animal-Assisted Therapy the therapist will identify the therapeutic or clinical goals, and use […]