Our Mission and Goals

TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND!

 

Mid South Therapy Dogs and Friends is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit charitable organization that is devoted to providing all people, young and old, the opportunity to experience this magic of the human-animal bond. We are an organization of volunteers who provide animal-assisted interactions in health care facilities, schools, libraries, and youth facilities throughout the Mid South.

We strive to ensure that high standards and safe humane practices protect the therapy animals. Animals have a tremendous potential to help people. But along with this potential comes the responsibility to continually improve how animal-assisted interactions are delivered.

We provide professional animal-assisted activities/therapy (AAA/T) services in health care facilities.  We consult with facilities to assist them in developing a Therapy Animal Program. Our members speak about AAA/T in local, state and national conferences.  Our certified Evaluators and Instructors train and evaluate aspiring therapy-handler-animal teams to provide these AAAT/T services.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. "
Gandhi