Therapy Dog Program
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Does your dog have the right wag to become a Therapy Dog?
Does your dog constantly crave attention and beg to be petted?
Do you and your dog want to make a difference in other people’s lives?
Does your dog enjoy being around people of all ages and sizes?
How does your dog react to unfamiliar objects? (Wheelchairs, strollers, skateboards, shopping carts, etc.)
Do you want to be a part of a greater community that advocates for the human-animal bond?
If you said “Yes” to any of the above, you could be well on your way to becoming a member of our Therapy Dog Program! Spread H.O.P.E by Helping Others Pawsitively Everyday through wet-nose kisses and wagging tails.
How to become a Therapy Dog?
We accept all domestic dog breeds!
All dogs must be at least a year old before volunteering for our program.
Pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. (AKC - CGC)
Pass the Michael’s Angel Paws Therapy Dog Test.
Complete our Therapy Dog membership application.
Pawsitive Connection of a Therapy Dog
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Our Therapy Dog program began in 2014, and we are proud to have certified over 400 Therapy Dog teams that have volunteered throughout the Las Vegas Valley! We are a community of dedicated volunteers committed to providing and sharing our dog's joy with the world.
We ensure our teams are well-trained to safely journey into the community to make a pawsitive connection with everyone they meet. Our Therapy Dog Teams are supported by our professional canine coaches, who provide training to each team tailored to their specific needs.
Michael's Angel Paws is a local Therapy Dog agency that aims to make a difference directly in our home. Our Therapy Dog teams have volunteered at Clark County School District, Summerlin Hospital, Sunrise Children's Hospital, Davis Funeral Home, The Boulder City Veterans Home, and so much more.
You are choosing to make a difference in your community when you join the Michael's Angel Paws Therapy Dog family and we couldn't be more thankful for your support.
We are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as experts in the field and have shown exceptional dedication meeting the quality standards of American Kennel Club’s Therapy Program guidelines. Our Therapy Dog Teams are backed by our professional canine coaches who spend several weeks developing teams by providing carefully curated training programs. We ensure our teams are well trained to safely meet and greet nearly everywhere in our communities.
What Our Customers Think
To say that your visit was appreciated is an understatement. What you must know is that your visit brought smiles to students who struggle to smile. Your visit allowed our teachers and staff to see a different side of students that were not able to be seen before. Your visit was the highlight of some of those students' months.
The lives that you touch each day with your efforts of providing therapy service to so many in the Las Vegas community are greatly appreciated.
We look forward to having your teams visit again soon.
– Missy G.