Canine Therapy Corps

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


3918 West Fullerton AvenueChicago, IL 60647 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Canine Therapy Corps provides goal-directed, interactive animal-assisted therapy programs to a wide variety of populations. Provided by a handler in a program, and developed with or by health care and human services professionals, AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, emotional and cognitive functions. Our organizational goals include: Enlarging our volunteer pool and donor base, permitting us to respond to the myriad of requests we receive for Canine Therapy Corps animal-assisted therapy programs; Continuing to provide animal-assisted therapy programs free of charge; Collecting and analyzing sufficient empirical data from ongoing programs to prove the successes of current programs and improve acceptance of animal-assisted therapy in the scientific community; and Develop standardized program models allowing Canine Therapy Corps to share our expertise with other organizations across the country and throughout the world.


Canine Therapy Corps is a Chicago-based network of dedicated volunteers and their certified therapy dogs offering rehabilitative therapy to people with physical and emotional challenges. These programs help restore health and hope to thousands of clients each year.


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