Therapy Dog organizations
Guide Dog programs
PTSD Support Dog programs
Autism Support Dog programs
Seizure & Alert Dog programs
Hearing Support Dog programs
Rescues, Shelters & Sanctuaries
Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) has a mission to provide caring and supportive visits and interaction with certified therapy teams consisting of a volunteer and their therapy dog/cat.
TPOC partners with a variety of institutions in the community to provide the services of our volunteers wherever there is a need. Our certified therapy teams may visit hospitals, retirement residences and long term care facilities, adult day centres, community living centres, women's shelters, universities and colleges. Our child certified teams may also visit these facilities with the addition of schools, libraries and children's centres including hospitals and care facilities.
You can learn more about Therapeutic Paws of Canada and the amazing work they do by visiting their website.
Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides to assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. With seven programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.
Depending on the program, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills that are useful to all handlers. However, some of their training is also tailored to meet the specific needs of their future handler. In the final stage of training, the client and Dog Guide train and live together at the Oakville facility for two to four weeks. This helps to ensure that the new working team develops a bond and prepares them for their next step - returning home.
- Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired
- Hearing for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Autism Assistance for children who have autism spectrum disorder
- Service for people who have a physical or medical disability
- Seizure Response for people who have epilepsy
- Diabetic Alert for people who have diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
- Facility Support for professional agencies assisting individuals in traumatic situations
You can learn more about the Lions Foundation of Canada and their Dog Guide programs by visiting their website.
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is an animal welfare charity. The HBSPCA protects animals from people, cares for animals in its companion animal hospital, kennels and foster homes and promotes responsible pet ownership.
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) is committed to thriving animals, thriving pet families and thriving communities.
Community programs support animals and their people: pet visits with students living away from, children and youth with special needs and seniors; affordable spay neuter services for families with last access to services; veterinary care for pets belonging to our most vulnerable citizens; ambulatory care for cats to keep them at home; and health checks for at risk pets belonging to hospitalized senior citizens are but some of the ways.
You can learn more about the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA and the amazing work they do by visiting their website.