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99-1568 Merivale Road, Suite 369
Ottawa ON K2G 5Y7
Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking for a service dog or want my dog to be trained as a service dog.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs does not work with service dogs or personal/emotional support dogs. We are a Therapy Dog organization and our therapy dog teams involve a handler with their own dog that have been evaluated together as a team, and are then registered and insured with OTD to volunteer in partner facilities (such as CHEO and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre). Click here to view a comparison on how therapy dogs differ from service dogs.
Do you offer visits to private homes?
Do you offer one-time visits to public organizations/workplaces?
Given that we are a volunteer-based organization, we may be able to accommodate one-time visits based on the capacity and availability of our volunteer teams. If you would like more information, please contact us and provide information including the space set-up, participants and the date/time options. We would need to meet with you to see the space to determine whether it is risk-free for our volunteer teams and conducive to therapy dog interactions.