Therapy Dog Visits

Therapy dog visits create powerful, calming interactions for people of all ages in many different situations.

Therapaws of Michigan, Inc.
A Therapy Dog Organization

What We Do

Therapaws of Michigan, Inc. (Therapaws), a canine-assisted therapy program, is dedicated to promoting and fostering the human-animal bond in therapeutic and educational settings.

Who We Are

Therapaws of Michigan, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, has more than 130 dog pet therapy teams who visit 40+ settings in the Washtenaw County area. Members must be registered and insured through the national testing organization, Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).

Therapaws In Action

The moment may involve a resident at an extended care facility or a shy child needing motivation and confidence to improve his reading in school.

The certified, well-behaved therapy dogs in Therapaws provide the support, patience and — sometimes — tail wags to make people smile, relax and feel comforted.