Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews


1040 NE 45th Street Oakland Park FL 33334 USA


Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and adults by achieving specific physical, cognitive, social, or emotional goals through the use of certified pet therapy teams.

Target demographics:

Children with special needs, veterans, hospital and hospice patients and families, youth in foster care facilities, youth testifying in court, dementia patients and children in schools reading below grade level.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 300,000 individuals in Florida

Geographic areas served:

South Florida hospitals, courthouses, shelters, schools, special needs facilities, nursing homes, hospice, and child welfare facilities.


The Pack Reader program in schools serves children that have been identified as "at risk" or reading below grade level. Therapy dogs sit with children each week to listen to books read aloud which gives the children a chance to practice their literacy skills. The Performing Canine Magic Program provides therapeutic goals and interventions for veterans with PTSD, individuals with traumatic brain injuries or Cerebral Palsy, physical and occupational therapy patients and children on the autism spectrum. Animal Assisted Activities Teams help the elderly in assisted care facilities or senior care centers relieve loneliness and anxiety by interacting with the dogs. Therapy dogs also interact with Alzheimer’s patients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I donate money every year to this organization because I see all the good they do and how passionate they are to their mission. I know my donations make a difference!

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