Welcome to Therapy Dogs of Vermont

Our Mission

Touching Hearts, Bringing Joy, Offering Comfort, and Enriching Lives with Certified Therapy Dog Teams in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, various other states, and in Canada.

Dear Community,

During this difficult time, TDV members are still able to provide different types of visits. For example, dogs and handlers can offer:

  • Window visits
  • Doggie parades
  • Pen pal letters
  • Virtual reading with a therapy dog
  • Virtual visits with a therapy dog
  • Outdoor (if allowed) and
  • Funny dog photos.

For those from facilities who would like to request a therapy dog visit, please go the tab “Request a Therapy Dog Visits” here on the website if you are interested in a visit like one of the ones listed above. We are also open to other ideas (as long as they are safe for all involved and adhere to Covid-19 related guidance).

For people who are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, currently, we are not offering certification testing or clinics due to our state’s restrictions. We will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. If you want to be notified when we start certification testing and clinics, please email admins@therapydogs.org

We thank everyone—both those who are waiting to become certified therapy dog teams and those out there hoping for therapy dog visits—for your continued support.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page for updates.

Thank you,

Therapy Dogs of Vermont

Organizations in Vermont may request Therapy Dogs of Vermont Crisis Response Teams to respond after a tragedy by contacting our Crisis Response Phone Line:


We want to hear from you! However, this number is not to be used for general requests.

For all other requests please use the contact information under the About tab.

Interested in Working with Therapy Dogs of Vermont? Get Started Below.

Request a Therapy Dog

Therapy Dogs of Vermont is a non-profit organization with one main objective—to provide four-legged volunteers who work their magic to improve the emotional health of patients, residents, students, and staff.

Become a Therapy Dog Team

Being a therapy dog team with Therapy Dogs of Vermont is an incredibly rewarding way to volunteer and bring smiles to adults, teenagers, and children alike.

Member Resources

Being a therapy dog team is an incredibly rewarding way to bring smiles to the members of your community. Already a member? Then visit click on the button below to visit the Member Support section of our website.

Therapy dogs have been a wonderful source of comfort and companionship for women who are incarcerated and separated from their children and families. The affection they share with these animals is a tremendous aid to their mental and spiritual well-being.

Rob Dubuque

Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Dale Correctional Facilities for Women