GET INVOLVED

Expressing Your Interest in Our Programs

Best practice program design, a focus on animal welfare and positive reinforcement training, exceptional volunteers and strong governance underpin our programs offerings. 

Delta Therapy Dogs partners with eligible organisations to implement and deliver its programs right across Australia, with our ultimate aim to help animals bring joy to people.  Our digital programs are also available to vulnerable people isolated at home. 

The benefits of structured programs like those delivered by Delta Therapy Dogs include:

  • volunteers who has gone through robust recruitment and on-boarding, including application, interview, reference check, national police check and successful completion of induction training;

  • dogs who have undergone health screening checks and stringent temperament testing by Assessors who are Cert IV qualified through the Delta Institute;

  • handlers who only utilise only positive reinforcement training, an important element in ensuring our dog's welfare is central to the work;

  • the support of the Delta Therapy Dogs team - Australia's largest provider of Animal Assisted Interventions, who have over two decades of experience in the field, led by a Board of Directors and an Expert Advisory Committee which includes 2 of 3 of Australia's most qualified specialists in veterinary behaviour medicine;

  • strong program governance, including the management of risks and delivery of best practice standards across animal welfare, volunteer management and program management;

  • liability insurance specific to the delivery of Animal Assisted Services and Volunteer Accident Insurance; and

  • the backing of the Delta Institute, Delta Therapy Dog's Registered Training Organisation which delivers Cert IV in Companion Animal Services. 

The first step in this process is for those wishing to establish either the Delta Therapy Dogs, Delta Therapy Digi-Dogs or Delta Classroom Canines program is to express their interest using the form below. 

Once completed, one of our State Program Coordinators will be in touch to begin the process of determining your specific program requirements and establishing an Agreement for delivery of the program. You will then be placed on to our waitlist and we will begin to actively search for an available Therapy Dog Team.

Please ensure you have carefully read the program information as per the following pages:

If you have any questions about any of these programs please feel free to contact the relevant State Program Coordinator directly, or contact our head office on 02 9797 7922 or info@deltatherapydogs.org.au

For information about our Paws the Pressure or Dog Safe programs, please do not use the below EOI form but instead visit the relevant pages for more information about these programs and how to request sessions.

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