About Therapy Dogs International

What is Therapy Dogs International?
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed

Current TDI Programs:
Therapy Dogs International Visting Service
Tail Waggin' Tutors
Disaster Stress Relief Dogs Program

To Learn More About TDI Visit our Website at:

How To Join:
1. You and your dog must pass the TDI Evaluation for Suitability to become a potential Therapy Dog/Handler Team. For more information on the Test Requirements, please view our
Testing Requirements page.
2. Your dog must meet a series of Health Requirements explained on the TDI website:
 Health and Registration Requirements
3. If no evaluators are available for testing within a four hour driving distance of your home or within your country, limited memberships are availabe. For more information visit the Registrattion Requirements page.

Finding an Evaluator Near You:
Therapy Dogs International has a network of Evaluators throughout the United States. Evaluators meet with potential Therapy Dog teams to determine if the dog being evaluated has characteristics of an effective Therapy Dog.
TDI Evaluators have extensive experience working with dogs and their owners, and are very knowledgeable about dog behavior. All Evaluators are Associate Members of TDI and have had visiting experience with their dog(s), so they know what is required for a dog to excel as a Therapy Dog.
To find an Evaluator in your area, check the Upcoming Tests section of the TDI website for your state or Search for an Evaluator using the tool below for contact information for an Evaluator in your area.

Further Questions?
Please Visit our Website's "How To Join" Page
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To Contact TDI please e-mail: tdi@gti.net