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Pet Pals and Therapy Dogs

Updated on March 16, 2013

Therapy Pets For People

Welcome to Pet Pals. This site was made for those who seek information about therapy dogs and pets for those in need.

The pet pal mascot to left is Lord Hackerman (Hacker for short.) Hacker was trained to help others, and this is his online resource guide.

Where To Find Therapy Dogs

Where To Find Therapy Dogs
Where To Find Therapy Dogs

Pet Pals To The Rescue . . . - TDI and Pet Behavior Specialists

Many people are well served by companion animals. Here are a few sources of information pertaining to Therapy Dogs and those who specialize in helping pets help people.

Pet Pals Get Along With Everyone

Pet Pals Get Along With Everyone
Pet Pals Get Along With Everyone

Teaching Your Pet To Help Others . . .

Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others
Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others

If you are interested in what it takes to be a therapy dog, this book may provide you with additional information.


The Perfect Pet For Therapy

Security blankets, teddy bears, kitty cats, and puppy dogs are also pet pals. Often plush pet pals are a source of comfort for the child or child at heart. Thanks to many talented pet-loving artists, anyone can own a perfect pedigreed pet without the fuss of maintenance. Plush pets cab be incredibly life-like, life-size, and made with love.

TDI Dogs Work 24/7

TDI Dogs Work 24/7
TDI Dogs Work 24/7

Our four legged friends are here to help. You are welcome to share your pet pal experience here.

Do You Have A Pet Pal? - Share your links and story here . . .

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    • floppypoppygift1 profile image


      5 years ago

      Everyone can benefit from pet therapy but, especially the sick & elderly patients as well as hospice patients benefit the most from pet therapy. This is a noble cause that you have chosen to raise awareness of. Bravo! Cheers~cb

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      My daughter's best friend is wheelchair bound and has a service dog she trained herself. A friend has a miniature pony she takes to a local nursing home and the residents love it. Animals can help in so many ways. Lord Hackerman is beautiful.

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      Tonie Cook 

      8 years ago from USA

      @ArdenBaird LM: Hello - Yes, the dog in the photo is Lord Hackerman. He is a certified Canine Good Citizen, and has his Therapy Dog International medal. He has been through extensive training, and serves as my husband's therapy dog. Lord Hackerman has received eleven AKC show ribbons, which include two Blue Ribbons for Obedience. Lord Hackerman was an American Greeting Model for a day, and is also a dog trainer's assistant. My spouse volunteers one day a week to help the local dog whisperer conduct his dog training classes. Lord Hackerman serves as the class demonstration dog. By far of all the dogs I've had, this one is by far the most special. He is qualified to visit hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and more. Thank you for your interest, and thank you for visiting my lens.

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      ArdenBaird LM 

      8 years ago

      Does the dog in the Intro have a name? Just wondering. In Canada, therapy dogs always work with a therapist. There are very few agencies certified to train therapy dogs. There are "pet visitation programs" that people can volunteer with their pets.

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I have several "pet pals". They aren't officially trained but they are my own personal mental health therapy dogs. Great lens for pointing out the many ways our canine companions are beneficial.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks. I love the dark Golden you have at the top. These dogs are really angels and add so much to peoples lives.

      We need to take care of them, give them the right pet vitamins and give them all the love we have so they can continue to give what they have to people in need.

      Great lens!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      9 years ago

      Loved the lens. I am developing lens on service dogs as well, maybe we will be able to reach out and let someone know you needs this information. I really dug Rufus the lazy pitbull!

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      9 years ago

      Are there any people/organizations who provide cats as pet pals.

      I would sppreciate any leads anyone could give me.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great lens. These rescue dogs are wonderful. I really enjoyed this lens.

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      10 years ago

      Therapy dogs and assistance dogs are truly Angels here on Earth. What a touching lens. Thank you for including it in the Squidoo Activist's Animal Charities Group. 5*s and a blessing.

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      Susanna Duffy 

      10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      How warming to hear of these dogs. 5* for bringing them to my attention

    • sisterra profile image


      10 years ago

      great lens!

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      10 years ago

      These animals offer a great service, as do the people that work with them.


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