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 flagship tavern & grill on Friday, september 22
Food, drinks, and a great deal helping a great cause? What could be better! For one night only, Flagship Tavern & Grill will be graciously hosting a happy hour in honor of Canine Therapy Corps.
There are two great offers:
- $25 well drinks,domestic draft and a food item
- $30 call drinks, domestic bottles and a food item
All you have to do is stop by and ask for a Canine Therapy Corps wristband! A portion of every deal sold will benefit Canine Therapy Corps, allowing us to keep doing what we do best: Bringing therapy dogs that heal to those who need it most.
Flagship is located at 1622 W Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
We 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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