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Delta Therapy Dogs is a national non-profit organisation.  We believe that the human-animal bond improves our quality of life and leaves lasting paw prints on our hearts.


There is a special kinship shared between dogs and people of all ages. Attention from a dog can brighten your day, make you feel loved and, as has been scientifically proven to improve overall health and well-being.


We believe that a better relationship between people and dogs will lead to a more enriched and fulfilled life for humans and dogs alike. 

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Our People

Our People
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Melinda Farrell

Chief Executive Officer


via: 02 9797 7922

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Robyn Paikin

General Manager - Institute


Kate Kyiet

General Manager - Programs

Programs Team

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Coming soon...

Animal Assisted Therapy Coordinator

via: 02 9797 7922



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Debbie Sykes

Partnerships Lead
(New Program Partners for Animal Assisted Therapy and Paws the Pressure)

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Heulwen (Hal) Jenkins

Paws the Pressure Coordinator

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Dee Hartland

Customer and Volunteer Services Officer

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Kyla Walker

State Programs Coordinator - NSW / ACT

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Tara Parker-Sims

State Programs Coordinator - VIC / Hobart, TAS

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Angela Sharpe

State Programs Coordinator - QLD / SA

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Claire Curtis & Jo Cox

State Programs Coordinator - Devonport, TAS

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Tracey Johns

Programs Support Coordinator
(inc. State Program Coordinator - WA

& Dog Safe Coordinator - TAS)

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Lila Tillman

Course & Membership Coordinator

02 9575 4194


Michelle Taylor

Customer Services Coordinator

  • Can Delta Therapy Dogs accredit my dog as a companion dog?
    Delta cannot assess or accredit dogs for work outside of our programs. Volunteer Delta Therapy Dog Teams visit facilities that have signed an agreement with us. We are unable to provide companion animal certification.
  • Can a Delta therapy dog visit my home?
    Delta Volunteer Delta Therapy Dog Teams can only visit facilities that we have signed agreement with us. At the moment, we do not visit people's own homes.
  • Can I get a dog for a disabled family member or friend?
    Dogs who are trained to personally support one person with a special need or disability are called Assistance Dogs. Please contact Assistance Dogs Australia who provide accredited dogs to assist people with special needs and disabilities.
  • Can Delta provide my dog with public access certifcation?
    No, we are not authorised to provide this certification. You should contact your local Government department that looks after this area to see what is required. Legislation can vary by state governments and councils.
  • Can Delta assess my cat,horse, etc. to be a therapy animal?"
    At this stage, our programs only involve dogs.
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