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What is a Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection, comfort and support to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, libraries, hospices and/or disaster areas. Therapy dogs are subjected to several tests to ensure that they are fit for the job. These tests look at their ability to block out distractions, comfort level around a veriety of people with many different disabilities, and if they are comfortably able to walk through many different terrains.

Medinah Shrine Therapy Dog Club

Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois 60101, United States

Main (630) 889-1400 Cell (630) 432-1238 MSTDC1@comcast.net

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