Prescription: Pets
Therapy Dogs

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Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Prescription: Pets has been bringing the healing power of pets to communities in Northern California since the year 2000. Our volunteer teams are trained for animal-assisted activities (AAA), animal-assisted therapy (AAT), and as Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) teams. We have teams that visit many locations around Northern California including; Mercy Hospital in Redding, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Red Bluff, Mercy Mt. Shasta, The Vistas, One Safe Place, Quartz Hill, Willow Springs, Oakmont, and various schools for R.E.A.D.. 

To become a Therapy Team with your dog we recommend that you take our "How to Become a Therapy Dog Team."  Check out "WORKSHOPS" for more information.  In short the process is to become certified as a Therapy Dog Team with Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  You and your dog must be in good health.  Your dog must be socialized, like people, not reactive to other dogs, predictable and free from parasites.