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Therapy Dogs International
What is Therapy Dogs International?
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. ·
When was TDI established?
TDI was founded in 1976 in New Jersey
What type of dogs are used?
TDI registers all breeds of dogs. Some dogs have pedigrees, while others have been adopted from local shelters or are rescue dogs.
How many dogs are registered?
Year 2012, about 24,750 dog/handler teams are registered with TDI.
What are the health requirements?
We require an continuously updated Health Record Form to be completed and signed by a licensed veterinarian.
How is the organization funded?
TDI is a non-profit organization supported through annual membership dues. Donations are welcome.
How is the organization managed?
A Board of Directors governs the organization under the leadership of Ursula A. Kempe, President, who is also directing the business office of the organization.
How to obtain more information?
Our mailing address is: 88 Bartley Road,
Flanders, New Jersey 07836
Tel: (973) 252-9800
Fax: (973) 252-7171