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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!! We look forward to working with you!
Thank you to all of our supporters who help us every day. Remember, you are what makes Helping Idaho Dogs successful!
Thank you all!
Always nice to work with the Boise Bully Breed Rescue!
Thank you to all of our friends at Gem Crest Kennel!
Thank you Toby & Omar for providing equipment, supplies and food while Oslo is in training!
Thank you IHS for coordinating the rescue and placement of all the Oneida dogs!
We are pleased to be working with Broadview University!
Thank you to Naomi and the whole team at Wild West Bakery for welcoming our Healing Paws Committee meetings every month!
Thank you Jackz Photography for providing beautiful photographs documenting our events and programs.
Helping Idaho Dogs would like to thank downtown hound for providing us with a great indoor area for our new training classes.
And if you're looking for doggie daycare or boarding where your furry friend receives plenty of exercise and companionship, Boise Idaho's downtown hound is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, and happy experience for every dog in their care.