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Want to know more about our Healing Paws Teams?!

The Healing Paws Program is dedicated to providing support and education to dog owners and their pet dogs so they can become successful volunteer therapy dog teams. Our therapy dog teams visit people out in the community, young and old alike, bringing unconditional love and comfort to people wherever they visit.

"Therapy dog" or "therapy pet" is a commonly used term and can refer to one or more categories where a pet dog (or other pet) helps people in different ways. At Helping Idaho Dogs, Inc., our therapy dogs fall under the category of  "Animal-Assisted Activities" therapy dogs. Read more here.

Does your dog have the potential to become a therapy dog? Select here for more information. Therapy dogs provide emotional support, ease stress and lift the spirits of people who are at a vulnerable time in their lives. Therapy dog teams visit people in many health care settings, crisis centers, mental health institutions, schools, libraries, private homes, and other locations. The opportunities are endless, and there are countless rewards for both the people being visited, and the therapy dog teams.

Learn more about our Healing Paws Program's therapy dog teams.

One way you can help our teams be more successful...donate on through Idaho Gives.

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Helping Idaho Dogs has therapy dog teams and dog training opportunities! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Helping Idaho Dogs please send us an email at dogs@helpingidahodogs.org!! We look forward to working with you!

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