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Dogs on Call

Therapy DOGS ON CALL is an Easter Seals Alabama non-profit organization that supports, trains, organizes, and certifies dogs and their handlers to perform multiple services.

Working in Partnership to accomplish our GOALS:

Comfort Care in partnership with Hospitals, Assisted Living, Community Programs, VA Facilities, Nursing Homes, and Hospice Care.

Our DOC Teams visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities regularly. In partnership with Wiregrass Hospice, DOC Teams also visit Hospice patients. In partnership with Jackson Hospital, DOC Teams visit patients. In partnership with the Veteran’s Association (VA), DOC Team works with VA Facilities.

Children At-Risk in partnership with public and alternative schools.

Education: Three in-school curriculums: Curriculums are designed to teach compassion and responsibility, improve focus, and stimulate learning.

Children with Disabilities in partnership with Easter Seals Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Services, and special needs classes.

Specialized DOC Teams work with children with autism and other disabilities, and special needs families in goal oriented therapy as well as therapy and service dog placements. DOC Teams are called to work with Veterans and patients with loose of limb, paralysis, and brain trauma recovery.

Disaster Relief Responders in partnership with Red Cross.

In partnership with Red Cross, DOC Teams are trained around sirens, uniforms, crowds, and chaos. Volunteers are called to be support for the families in shelters after a tragedy strikes.

Therapy and Service Dog Training: Our volunteers train rescued and donated dogs to be therapy/service dogs, and train people who are disabled how to train their own dogs to be service dogs. Designed to serve Veterans with PTSD and special needs families.

See Therapy Dogs at Work (YouTube video)
OUR FRIENDS, Easter Seals Therapy Dogs (YouTube video)

2009 Year in Review DOC
Director's Note

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