Here at Therapy Dogs New Zealand our dream is to help Kiwis living with disabilities, mental health challenges and other conditions, receive some extra love, support and assistance from a therapy dog.
We’ve witnessed how life-changing the companionship and friendship that develops between the client and their therapy dog can be. The driving force for us is seeing clients thrive as they become confident and independent with their dog.
In the last two years Therapy Dogs New Zealand has trained 20 therapy dogs and helped their owners live life to the fullest.
Stuff |30 September 2021
Manawatū teenager Abigail Pratt says she could barely leave her room before she got her support dog Rosie.
Pratt, who has autism and sensory processing and obsessive-compulsive disorders, said that when she first got Rosie two years ago…
Stuff | 13 July 2020
Demand for therapy dogs has doubled since the coronavirus lockdown ended. Therapy dogs are specially trained to support people with…