WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY DOGS AND BRING SMILES TO THOSE SPENDING TIME IN YOUR FACILITY OR WORKPLACE?
Do you own, manage or work at a Facility, Hospital or School that could benefit from visits by our Volunteer Therapy Dog Team?
As our Found by the Hound Volunteer Therapy Team grows, so does our capacity to visit more local Facilities and spread the joy of canine companionship. Our team are eager to meet you and those who are either staying or visiting your Facility.
Register your interest by clicking on the link below to be contacted by a Found By The Hound Therapy Dog Team Trainer to discuss your needs and how we can help add value to the lives of residents, patients and/or students. Our visits normally last for approximately an hour.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
The Found by the Hound Volunteer Therapy team is the largest in South East Queensland and run by two highly experienced Dog Trainers. Comprehensive training and behavior assessments are undertaken to ensure that each dog on our team is appropriate for the facilities we visit and can display, calm, well-mannered behaviour.
Our Team consists of breeds both big and small who have all undergone rigorous training and testing to ensure they are the right dog for the job. In conjunction with great manners, our dogs and team members put smiles on faces by providing quality pats and chats. Many of our dogs can also perform exciting tricks to delight everyone.
THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY DOGS
Therapy Dogs have several benefits ranging from therapeutic and psychological, academic and cognitive.
Benefits include (but not limited to):
MOOD: Therapy Dogs can help increase levels of interest, happiness and lift the mood of those around them
MENTAL HEALTH: Therapy Dogs can enhance a state of calm, relieve stress and reduce levels of tension. Their presence can also increase mental stimulation
GENERAL HEALTH: Therapy Dogs can reduce blood pressure and encourage mobility by boosting activity levels
SOCIAL: Having a Therapy Dog in the presence of residents or students can often break the ice by providing a mutual topic for discussion, lifting the moods of many and bringing laughter to the room.
Please Note: Found by The Hound Volunteer Therapy Dog Visits are charged at $25 per visit and are organised to suit your schedule. Visits normally commence monthly (with the option of being increased to fortnightly or weekly depending upon our volunteers' availability.)