This is not a drill
Due the explosion of Delta variant cases the Board of Directors has put all our activities – practice, visits, classes – on a one-month pause.
We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to risking our handlers or the vulnerable population with whom we work.
Before You Contact Us, Are You Looking For...
A Therapy Team for a Healthcare Facility, Stress-Relief Event, or Read-To-The-Dogs?
If you are contacting us concerning more traditional forms of therapy visits (on-leash, primarily comfort-giving) or Read to the Dogs, we happily refer you to the PACTT (Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams ), the wonderful DoveLewis/Guide Dogs for the Blind collaboration. We have the highest respect for this organization. CLICK HERE for more suggestions….
Information for a High School/College/Grad School Assignment?
(1) We require contact information for your teacher/advisor so we may supply them with direct feedback.
(2) Do not expect us to be able help if you’re working on your report/project at the last minute. Don’t even ask.
(3) Don’t expect to be able to observe an actual intervention session unless you are also willing to satisfy the security requirements of our clients (background check, non-disclosure agreement, sometime specific training, etc.). And finally
(4) We would like a copy of the finished assignment.
Do You Seek the Help of a Team to Work With A Family Member?
First, contact the professional (therapist, counselor, teacher, etc.) who is charged with helping your family member, and suggest that they contact us to discuss whether we are a good fit for your situation. We work ONLY under the guidance of a professional, so this is a vital step. It may help to remind them that we do not charge for our services.
Are You Looking for Help Finding/Training a Service Dog?
Please CLICK HERE for a 2-page list of local service dog resources. This is NOT a complete list, but it will give you a place to start.
Are you asking us to add a link to our Resources page?
As a matter of policy we do not include links of any sort to/for entities for whom we cannot personally vouch. We have too frequently been the target of bots sending us heartwarming stories, encouraging us to include a link to what turn out to be pages on commercial websites trying to boost their ratings. We regret having to take this stance because it means that we will miss out on LEGITIMATE suggestions from people we have not yet met, and that makes us sad.
If we’re still what you’re looking for
We welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to contact us in the way you find most convenient.
- Message Phone Number: 971-266-1505
- (We will be honest – without an office staff to check these, this is the SLOWEST way to reach us)
- STAR@theLittleDogLaughed.org (and this is the fastest way to reach us)
NEW Mailing Address:
- The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy
7805 SW 40th Ave. (this is a post office)
PO Box 80602
Portland, OR 97280
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