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

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

CA

Jamul, CA

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: 11/8/2016

Oceanside, CA

PO Box 4568
Oceanside, CA 92052
Phone: 760-901-4300
Address: PO Box 4568
Oceanside, CA 92052
Phone: 760-901-4300
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-2275
Fax: 760-901-4350
Eligibility: $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. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Service, Hearing or Facility Dog; children must be at least 5 years old for a Skilled Companion Dog.
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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

Vista, CA

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 whose 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: 5/30/2017

CO

Arvada, CO

5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Address: 5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Eligibility: Patients and families living in Rocky Mountain region
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. Assistance includes:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide.
Provides direct support to cover critical nonmedical costs.
Supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families.
Provider Profiles: Contact Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
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Last Updated: 6/12/2017

Monument, CO

15954 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite B PMB 453
Monument, CO 80132
Address: 15954 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite B PMB 453
Monument, CO 80132
Services Provided: Specifically trained service dogs can provide independence for children and assistance to their families.
· Seizure Response/ Alert
· Allergen Search and Scent
· Mobility Assistance
· Diabetic Alert
· Autism Assistance
· Therapy Assistance
· Multipurpose Assistance
Provider Profiles: Wai period from start to finish is 15 and 18 months to train a service animal. Animal annual re-certification required.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017

CT

Storrs, CT

20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Address: 20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Services Provided: At North Star, 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: 5/30/2017

WA

Bellevue, WA

875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Address: 875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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. Maintains a searchable database of service animals.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017