Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs of Houston
-People Helping Dogs Helping People
The Houston, Texas Chapter of the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. (B&BTD) is a volunteer group which consists of dedicated members who provide animal assisted therapy in a variety of settings. Our chapter is made up of almost 70 volunteers and their well behaved canines that work as teams to cheer up people of all ages in our communities. We visit many different facilities throughout the greater Houston Metro area and we believe our dogs offer a unique means of companionship and community service.
Our Mission Statement: B&BTD is a non-profit organization which evaluates, tests, trains and qualifies owners and their well behaved dogs as Therapy Dog Teams. These teams give unconditional love, boost self-esteem, and relieve loneliness and boredom, to name just a few benefits. They work in nursing homes, hospitals, with psychiatric service providers, in shelters and in many other facilities. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope it answers some of the questions you may have whether you are a member of our organization, or if you have a dog you think might be a prospective candidate as a pet therapist. Please be aware that our teams are required to volunteer to attend at least one visit per month, and there are qualification standards that must be achieved before your dog can begin making visits.
Many prospective therapy dogs teams have questions and want to know about the process required for certification. Please read through this very important part of our site and feel free to contact us with further questions about therapy dog certification.
If you have questions about volunteering with your dog as a therapy dog team, please read through our FAQ section first. Feel free to contact us through our online form to ask any questions. We try to respond as soon as possible, but it may take some time.
Therapy Dogs are canine companions that work to visit and cheer up humans in nursing homes, hospitals, and residential care facilities. They also help provide support to children learning to read and veterans returning from war.