Since its inception in 1998, The Good Dog Foundation has had a singular mission - using Animal Assisted Intervention to help children and adults heal from the trauma of disease, disability, and disaster.
Our healers are extraordinary dogs and their human handlers.
Some are volunteers who help people in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and more. Others are professionals - educators, healthcare providers, criminal justice workers and the like - who we teach to be an effective team with a dog to enhance professional practices with Animal Assisted Therapy or Animal Assisted Education.
They all turn to Good Dog because of our commitment to safety and best practices in teaching therapy dog teamwork.
In addition, Good Dog invests significant resources in scientific research, partnering with major academic and medical institutions. As a result, The Good Dog Foundation is helping advance Animal Assisted Intervention in the United States, where it is now widely available to enhance the efficacy of traditional therapeutic approaches to human healing and learning.