About Therapy Dogs United, Inc.

Dogs Supporting People.

Therapy Dogs United is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2008.  We are a grassroots organization, meaning - TDU is not tied to a national therapy dog organization.  Our visitation and research-based programs are scheduled as a group or individual session.  All therapeutic or animal-assisted therapy dog visits are made by a certified therapy dog team registered and certified by our nonprofit agency.   Our community service programs are offered throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania (Erie County, Crawford County and Greater Pittsburgh region); Western New York; and Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Did You Know?   Medical science shows that interaction with a therapy dog can:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Promote physical healing
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Help relieve depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Provide emotional support and stability

That's a lot of healing at the "paws" of one or more of our certified therapy dogs teams.   Plus, a certified therapy dog loves human contact and has no language barrier!   That's why our team of volunteers work hand-in-hand with medical, educational and social service professionals, or one-on-one with a patient to provide support in any way we can - whether it's therapeutic or physical.   

Our certified therapy dog teams make frequent visits to schools and learning institutions, hospitals, book stores, homeless shelters, senior living communities and nursing homes, hospice facilities, family service organizations, reading clubs, rehabilitation centers and beyond. 

Check out our Event page to see if a certified therapy dog is making a visit near you!

To schedule a visit at your facility or a visit for your group or organization, please call (814) 456-DOGS or Email us.   

For more information, please see our FAQ page

We're eager to show you the calming and therapeutic effect that a therapy dog can have on your patients, clients or residents!  Woof!

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