April 2020
TeleDogs on the Job
Giving you something to smile about
Would you like to liven up your virtual meetings? We are offering the opportunity to invite a therapy dog to make a live cameo appearance on your next team video meeting! A TeleDog will help increase team morale, brighten everyone's day and provide some much-needed stress relief. Contact us to find out more about how are TeleDogs are spreading joy during this unprecedented crisis.

Email us at info@catdogs.org to request a TeleDog and surprise your team!
Pet Therapy the COVID-19 Way
Thanks to our supporters, Canine Assisted Therapy has been able to adapt to the changing needs of the community. We are continuing to fulfill our mission by shifting focus to virtual and window visits.

Our new format ensures we can continue comforting and improving lives of those in need.

Pet therapy teams are also using technology to continue our reading program with students at local elementary schools. Students are able to read aloud to their favorite therapy pup while building oral fluency skills and confidence. 

In addition, we will be hosting live book readings with therapy dogs on Facebook so children can tune in while practicing at home!
Through the use of technology, we have integrated Zoom, Facebook Live, Skype, and FaceTime into our therapy programs. Isolated seniors at many facilities have happily received the benefits of virtual pet therapy. We are also providing "window visits" to facilities. These types of visits allow residents/patients to safely see their furry friend and encourages them to engage in conversation, promoting the human connection. 
Still Spreading Joy and Therapy
Photos, videos and handmade cards are being sent to the facilities where the therapy dogs usually visit, and daily posts on social media help make sure there’s always an available supply of therapy animal photos.

Sharing our efforts and passion however we can, and helping each other, will ensure those in need will still receive the many positive mental and physical benefits of therapy animals.

Here is a link to a great video of some of our volunteer therapy teams keeping in touch - enjoy!

Stay Pawsitive, Safe, and We'll All Pull Through This Together

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Shop from Home and Help Those in Need
If you're looking for a simple, automatic way to support Canine Assisted Therapy , please consider doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com . You shop as you normally would on the site, at no extra cost to you, and you don't need to make a separate account. 

Through AmazonSmile , Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to a charity of your choice (we hope you'll select Canine Assisted Therapy!)

You'll be able to tell you're shopping from the correct page if you see the AmazonSmile logo in the corner of the page and "Supporting Canine Assisted Therapy" below the search bar. When you hover over our name, you can see additional information about it and track the donation amount you've generated through your purchases. 

Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations — just look for " Eligible for AmazonSmile donation " on its product detail page.