About Therapy Dogs

Serving Eugene/Springfield, Oregon

The idea for therapy dogs started in the late 1970's when people in medical professions observed the healing powers of dogs who visited patients.  Now therapy dog teams are found in many settings, not just in medical facilities. It is important to remember that you and your dog are a team. You not only bring your dog for a visit, you bring yourself. Some people do like to concentrate on the dogs, but many people you will visit with also enjoy conversing with the human member of the team.

What is the difference between Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs?

Many people are confused about the difference between therapy dogs and service dogs.