- Professional Therapy Dogs
Professional Therapy dogs provide therapeutic intervention to people with disabilities under the guidance of a healthcare professional, physical therapist, speech therapist, special education teacher or other professional. Therapy dogs are used in institutional settings and by private practitioners. These dogs may be allowed to enter facilities (e.g., schools, therapy units), but this is a negotiated agreement between the dog’s facilitator and the administration of the facility. A person accompanied by a therapy dog does not have public access or legal protection under the American with Disabilities Act.
If you are a Colorado professional who works with people with disabilities and are interested in obtaining a professional therapy dog to incorporate in your work, please complete a pre-application.
Canine Partners of the Rockies does NOT train:
- Guide Dogs
- Hearing Dogs
- Medical Alert Dogs
- Psychiatric Dogs
- Emotional Support Dogs