Impacting the quality of life for countless children, adults & older adults throughout the entire United States. Our programs, services and testing locations are nationwide!
Therapy Dogs United is a 501(c) nonprofit operating solely on funding from public and private donations, fundraising events, charitable grants, therapy dog test fees and annual membership dues. We do not, and we have never, charged a fee for our services, nor do we receive payment for the therapy dog visits our volunteer handlers make.
Our therapy dogs provide the catalyst for positive change by motivating emotionally and physically challenged individuals. We open dialogue with the abused, disabled, sick, lonely, injured, or depressed. Our programs inspire learning and change - and include everyone! Our dedicated team of certified therapy dog handlers are personally committed to bring joy and inspiration to every human life we touch. It's not just our personal commitment - it's our mission! Our programs are designed to ensure that the presence of a certified therapy dog enhances and enriches the lives of our clients by inspiring physical and emotional healing through the use of interactive animal-assisted therapy and humane education.
Is your dog a good fit for one of our outreach programs?
Your donation goes a long way to support our organization. 100% of your donation benefits the main program or facility your sponsored therapy dog serves.
There are two different types of therapy dog outreach programs available through Therapy Dogs United, and either option – if not both – may be a good fit for you and your dog. Find out if volunteering with TDU is right for you.
Join Us ~ find out where our certified therapy dog teams will be next! Get all the details you need by checking out TDU's event calendar.
Therapy Dogs United's Cape Coral / Fort Myers team received national attention for their efforts to provide comfort and support to Hurricane Ian victims, following the devastation that leveled most of their community.
Our charity's guardian angel, Smith Provision Company, once again chose Therapy Dogs United to be the beneficiary of the 2022 Erie Insurance Charity Challenge golf outing - and once again, they placed in the top three for a huge charity payout! The foursome placed 3rd out of 28 golf teams...
If you've ever been visited by a certified therapy dog, you know firsthand the amazing work our therapy dogs can do! But have you ever thought about the many ways a therapy dog makes a difference in school? Not only in the classroom, but working with guidance counselors, therapists or just walking the hallways ~ the presence of a therapy dog in school makes a difference!