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Ottawa Therapy Dogs Inc.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy throughout the National Capital Region. Each year, more than 1,000 people benefit from our therapy dog programs and services.
What do therapy dogs do?
Therapy dogs work with a handler to provide programs and services that improve clients’ physical, emotional and communication abilities. Humans and animals share a powerful bond. That bond can be a source of comfort, peace and relief for those who suffer from physical or emotional pain.
Therapy dogs can sometimes achieve results when other therapies have failed. Some of the healing benefits of therapy dogs include reducing blood pressure, anxiety, stress, and loneliness.
Where you’ll find Ottawa Therapy Dogs
Want to know more?
OTD is a registered charity and relies on donations and grants to fund our activities. Find out how you can help.
Updated October 21, 2015
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The Dogs Take the Catwalk! Come meet five therapy dog teams and learn how their work makes a difference in hospitals, schools, alzheimer and dementia residences and other community health facilities.
Along with an amazing dinner, (Click here for menu) our silent and live auctions offer fabulous bargains for the holiday season! Join other supporters for this 5th annual fundraiser (Purchase your tickets).