Features: Animal Facilitated Therapy

Rehabilitation Dogs

Rehabilitation Dogs

Rehabilitation Dogs are trained to an advanced level of obedience and retrieving. They use their specialized skills along with a trainer and therapist to help patients achieve various rehabilitation goals. Some examples are: maintaining balance by walking with a dog (PT); increasing arm function by grooming or patting a dog (OT); improving communication by giving a dog commands (ST), and developing leisure activities by playing with a dog (TR).

All our dogs have passed a stringent temperament test.  They are also carefully screened for health and soundness.  Many different breeds, from small to large, have been represented in our programs.


For more information on the Northeast Rehab AFT Program and volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 603-893-2900.

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