Pet Assisted Therapy

Description: Programs that help emotionally disturbed or isolated individuals improve their personal and social functioning by giving them an opportunity to care for and relate to a domestic animal that is kept as a pet. Also included are programs that bring dogs or other small pets to visit people residing in a nursing facility or another institutional setting who are ill or elderly or have disabilities; and those that employ R.E.A.D. dogs. (Use for Animal-Assisted Therapy AIRS RP-8000.6400)

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UT

Holladay, UT

4050 South 2700 East
PO Box 17201
Holladay, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
Address: 4050 South 2700 East
PO Box 17201
Holladay, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
Fax: 801-272-3470
Eligibility: Call or visit website for full description of eligibility requirements. Animal and owner/handler will be interviewed, assessed, trained, certified, and insured.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech, and psychotherapies, as well as special education. A nonprofit organization bringing animal resources to human needs. Specializes in providing animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech, and psychotherapies, as well as special education.
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Last Updated: 5/31/2017

Logan, UT

West 370 South
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 801-824-5486
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Address: West 370 South
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 801-824-5486
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Services Provided: Dog behavior training for therapy/companion animals.
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Last Updated: 3/13/2014

Ogden, UT

Address: Ogden, UT
Services Provided: Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. Wasatch Champions is the northern Utah chapter of Canine Companions for Independence.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017

Provo, UT

Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-272-3439
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Address: Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-272-3439
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Services Provided: Provides animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech and psychotherapies, as well as special education.
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Last Updated: 5/15/2018
2459 West 300 North
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-706-1389
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Address: 2459 West 300 North
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-706-1389
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Eligibility: Animal must be at least a year old.
Services Provided: Pet-assisted therapy, a program staffed by volunteers.
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Last Updated: 5/15/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

4050 South 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
Organization Name: Intermountain Therapy Animals
Address: 4050 South 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
Fax: 801-272-3470
Eligibility: Call or visit website for eligibility requirements for owner/handler and the animal, as well as population or community agency that can benefit from animal-assisted therapy.
Services Provided: A nonprofit organization bringing animal resources to human needs. Specializes in providing animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech, and psychotherapies, as well as special education.
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Last Updated: 5/31/2017
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-885-3922
Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-885-3922
Email: info@skyesdogtraining.com
Services Provided: Service dogs, therapy dogs, private training, and group training.
Skye's Dog Training specializes in working with owners to train Psychiatric Service Dogs (to help with PTSD, depression, anxiety) and Autism Assistance Dogs for children. Services also available for Emotional Support (also called Companion Therapy). Dogs provide emotional support and lessen anxiety and/or depression symptoms.
Provider Profiles: Skye Poitras, owner and trainer of Skye's Dog Training, is the Salt Lake area's only Certified Behavior Consultant - Canine (CBCC-KA) and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017
449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
Address: 449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
Email: tythedogguysaltlakecity@tutanota.com
Services Provided: Provides service dogs and training for people with PTSD, diabetes, hearing impairments, autism, mobility issues, as well as training for therapy dogs.
Provider Profiles: Ty Brown, Owner
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Last Updated: 5/31/2017

Spanish Fork, UT

859 North 300 East
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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Address: 859 North 300 East
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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Services Provided: Therapy/companion dogs
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Last Updated: 6/17/2014

Nationwide

Address: PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-9550
Email: servicedoginfo@yahoo.com
Services Provided: An assistance dog training school, matched with handler for autism assistance, hearing, mobility assistance, psychiatric service, and seizure alert.
Provider Profiles: $24,000 via fundraising, $500 deposit. Involvement in fundraising is voluntary. No out-of-pocket costs for recipients.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Address: 20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Email: northstarfoundation@charter.net
Services Provided: A nonprofit helping children who face social, emotional or educational challenges with the help of animal assisted therapy, school visits and assistance dog placements. Our Assistance Dogs serve children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Address: 875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Services Provided: Specializing in visiting programs with Therapy Animals, Companion Animals and Social/therapy Animals. Educates healthcare and other professionals; Provides gold standard therapy animal curriculum and training; Empowers individuals with disabilities; Advances knowledge about research.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Address: 29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Email: Info@SCDOA.org
Eligibility: no cost
Services Provided: A nonprofit providing well-trained service dogs to those who would benefit. Assistance dogs trained include: service dog, companion dog, hearing dog, skilled companion dog, mobility assistance dog, walker dog, therapy dog.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018

CA

Oceanside, CA

124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: 760-901-4300
Address: 124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: 760-901-4300
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-2275
Fax: 760-901-4350
Eligibility: Serving Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii. $100 Team training registration fee that is reimbursed in supplies. No charge for the dog.
Services Provided: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a nonprofit, provides highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships with people living with disabilities.
People with physical or developmental disabilities who can demonstrate that an assistance dog will enhance their independence or their quality of life.
For a Service, Hearing or Facility Dog, applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. For a Skilled Companion Dog, children must be at least 5 years old.
Provider Profiles: regional
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Last Updated: 7/31/2018