Therapy Dogs

Information on Therapy Dogs

 Therapy dogs are dogs that are used to bring comfort and joy to those who are ill or under poor conditions, such as those who have been affected by a natural disaster. Many people are able to connect with dogs and feel the love that they provide, and this has a therapeutic effect on them. Therapy dogs are generally very calm and well-behaved, so that they do not upset or make uncomfortable those around them.

Many people confuse Therapy Animals with Service Dogs. A therapy animal is most commonly a dog (but can be other species) that has been obedience trained and screened for its ability to interact favorably with humans and other animals. The primary purpose of a therapy animal is to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties.

 Therapy animals are privately owned and tend to visit facilities on a regular basis. A therapy animal is only half of the equation, however. A responsible, caring handler is an important member of the therapy animal team. At the end of a visit, therapy animals go home with their owners. Most commonly, therapy animals are dogs that have shown they like people and have the temperament to work with them.

Although therapy animals provide a very important therapeutic service to all kinds of people in need, they are NOT considered “service animals” and they and their handlers have no protections under federal law (ADA, the Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act, etc.). Some states, however, have laws that afford therapy animals and their handlers rights and protections.

Please click on any category below to begin shopping for Emotional Support Dog Supplies.


 

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Padded Therapy Dog Paw Print Vest - ID Badge Holder
Price $69.99
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Padded Therapy Dog Vest with ID Badge Holder. Complete with Paw Print patch sewn on for you
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Padded Therapy Dog Vest - ID Badge Holder
Price $69.99
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Padded Therapy Dog Vest with ID Badge Holder. Complete with blue and yellow patch sewn on for you
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Reflective Vest - Zipper Pocket & ID Badge Holder
Price $39.99
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5 Color Options. Reflective Vest complete with Zipper Pocket, ID Badge Holder and 1 FREE patch of your choice that we will sew on for you.
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Mesh Therapy Dog Vest
Price $49.99
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Therapy Dog Visit Keepsake Card
Price $9.99
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Pack of 20 - 2 sided keepsake cards
Therapy Dog - Patch
Price $9.99
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This Patch Measures 2" x 4"
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2 Sided "Therapy Dog" Identification Patch Tag
Price $16.99
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Service Dog Identification Patch Tag Clips onto anything.
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2 Sided "Therapy Dog" Identification Patch Tag with Pawprint
Price $16.99
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Service Dog Identification Patch Tag Clips onto anything.
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Therapy Dog - Please Pet Me Patch
Price $9.99
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ONE OF A KIND Therapy Dog - Please Pet Me - Patch - 3" Round - Sew On
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Therapy Dog Patch - Black and White
Price $9.99
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**THERAPY DOG** Highly visible patch with bold embroidered letters
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