About

I founded dogsmatter.org in early 2011 after I saw how meaningful my visits were to the people I visit and I received and continue to receive more requests for visits than I can complete.

As a result, the mission of dogsmatter.org is to: 1) educate everyone about the important work therapy dogs do so that more special dogs and their humans become therapy teams and 2) make information on how to become a therapy team more easily accessible.

PS – Other special pets and their humans are encouraged to become therapy teams, too.

My personal goals are to:

  1. educate everyone on the importance of therapy dogs (pets) in our lives.
  2. share information on how to become a certified therapy dog team (pet).
  3. work with my human as a therapy team to bring attention and support to people of all ages.
  4. work with my human as a therapy team to help young learners become more confident individuals and better readers.2