WHAT IS CANINE THERAPY CORPS?
Canine Therapy Corps, Inc. empowers and motivates individuals to improve their physical and psychological health and well being by harnessing the human-animal bond; provides goal-directed, interactive animal-assisted therapy services free of charge using volunteers and certified therapy dogs; and advances animal-assisted interventions through research and collaboration.
Since 1991, Canine Therapy Corps’ volunteers and certified therapy dogs have been serving the Chicago metropolitan area, working with health care, education, and social services professionals and helping people recover from physical and emotional trauma. Canine Therapy Corps customizes and tailors our programs to meet the therapeutic objectives of the special needs population served. Programs are goal-directed and interactive, so working with a Canine Therapy Corps dog is an integral part of each client’s recovery.
The foundation of Canine Therapy Corps & successful animal-assisted therapy (AAT) programs is the strength of the human-animal bond,which encourages and empowers individuals facing and overcoming personal challenges. The continuous and immediate positive feedback provided in animal-assisted therapy sessions catalyzes the motivation necessary to persevere during difficult or painful therapy. In addition, working as a team benefits the volunteers. Sharing their love and compassion, working together, and serving the community deepens the bond between the handler and his or her dog.
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join us for a fundraiser at sully's house on Friday, august 11
Come join the CTC Young Professionals Board and our party-animal therapy dogs at Sully's for a rooftop fundraiser during the dog days of summer!
A $30 wristband will get you access to the rooftop to enjoy beautiful views of the city, catch both the Cubs and Sox games on multiple TV's outside along with all you can drink beer, well drinks, and food from 8-11 p.m.
Proceeds go towards maintaining the success of Canine Therapy Corps and its programs, so come on out and show your support!
Sully's is located at 1501 N Dayton St. and you can grab your wristband at the door.
We (and the therapy dogs) look forward to seeing you there!
THANK YOU PETCO FOUNDATION!
We can’t thank the amazing Petco Foundation enough for the extremely generous $5,000 grant award! This grant will help us heal thousands of people throughout Chicago with animal-assisted interventions. For those suffering from physical, mental, and behavioral issues, recovery is just one compassionate therapy dog away!
Next Testing Session:
October 14 - Mandatory Practice
October 22 - Test
September 25 - October 16 - Optional Prep Class
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