CASASC offers pet therapy within our offices. Currently, we have two therapy dogs in training on our team.
A therapy animal plays a different role from a service dog and an emotional support animal. Service dogs and emotional support animals assist their individual owners/handlers. A pet therapy animal assists other people with the assistance of their owner/handler.
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between our therapy animal and clients. This interaction generally involves clients petting the animal and conversing with the handler. The pet therapy animal can go into counselling sessions with the client if the handler is also present.