UPDATES AND HAPPENINGS
September 2020
Spreading Cheer During Difficult Times
Since the onset of the pandemic, Canine Assisted Therapy has provided vital therapeutic services in new ways, adapting to current pandemic and social-distancing guidelines. 

In three of our most recent visits, Independence Hall Senior Living residents were able to interact with our pet therapy teams through window visits. The Truman Worden Training Center of Woodhouse and Covenant Living of Florida received in person visits, with our volunteers wearing face masks and adhering to social-distancing guidelines.

With your help and support, we hope to continue providing these much needed services!
Community Partnerships & Events
On Saturday, October 18th, run or walk and track your 5K (3.1 miles) or 5 Miles. The deadline to submit your time is 3:00 PM EST on Sunday, October 18th. Participants will be able to view live results online throughout the day!

Thanks to the City of Parkland for selecting us as the beneficiary!

For more information or to register click here.
Therapy Dogs Watch Over Backpack Giveaway
Canine Assisted Therapy dogs and volunteers were thrilled to be on hand to help students stay positive with encouraging signs, wagging tails and their special brand of furry support as the Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) recently provided nearly 600 backpacks and supplies to children with special needs.

Watch a short clip of the event: Back to School Giveaway

Virtual Canine Massage Class with Canis Bodyworks 


We've partnered with Canis Bodyworks to offer you this unique class which will demonstrate the basic tools of massage that you can do at home with your dog to:
 

•Help reduce anxiety 

•Detect potential health issues early

•Provide support for aging pups
TeleDogs Visit Belmont Village Senior Living
Canine Assisted therapy made a virtual guest appearance to explain our services including the TeleDog program, and how we can be of service to their facilities, both locally and out of state.

Contact us to invite TeleDogs to a meeting, birthday party, book club, or other event!
Special Thanks
Canine Assisted Therapy is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation through the United Way of Broward County.

We, along with our volunteer pet therapy teams and the local community, thank the Morgridge Family Foundation and the United Way of Broward County for this vital support.
Canine Assisted Therapy 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit
The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration and express their appreciation.

Special thanks to supporters and clients who sent in reviews and helped us earn this designation!
Here We Grow Again!
Canine Assisted Therapy welcomes a newly established Advisory Council. Formed to help provide valuable input, suggestions and advice, it is made up of members of the community and friends of Canine Assisted Therapy.

Welcome members and thank you for committing to help us better serve those in need in our community: Dr. Sara Hamm, Danielle Wiedmann, Dr. Stephanie Jones, Lindsey Salomone, Simone Spade, Jamie Diaz, Monica Wesolowski, and Ellen Springs.
How You Can Help!
Canine Assisted Therapy proudly announces the release of the ‘Dogs Who Heal 2021 Calendar’, featuring local certified therapy dogs who were instrumental in helping the Parkland community heal after a 2018 horrible tragedy.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will help fund the training for future therapy dogs. The calendars contain beautiful photographs and stories, make great gifts, and are currently available through the following vendors:

Canine Car Parades Available
Would you like a canine car parade (in your neighborhood, at your workplace, or for your facility)? To find out how contact info@catdogs.org!
Become a Monthly Donor
Share-a-Smile
 
For as little as $10 a month, your monthly gift can have a huge and lasting impact on someone who has been traumatized, suffers from depression, is isolated and lonely, or who is undergoing cancer treatment.
 
Our monthly donors support us and provide hope and comfort 12 times a year.
 
The Share-a-Smile monthly giving program is a great way to help sustain Canine Assisted Therapy. Every gift directly improves the health and well-being of adults and children.
 
Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.
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