Welcome to

Summit Dog, Inc.

Summit Dog’s Mission

Our mission is to provide customized animal-assisted therapy programs to anyone experiencing intellectual, emotional, physical, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

About Summit Dog

Summit Dog, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN: 83-1382200) that provides customized Animal Assisted Programs to achieve quantifiable objectives in education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycho-therapy & counseling, as well as non-measurable objectives such as comfort and/or calming interactions. Summit Dog Therapy Animal Teams visit: children, youth in crisis, people with special needs, veterans, the sick, poor, homeless, elderly, and anyone in need of our special type of services. Many of our clients have special needs, disabilities, post-traumatic stress, or at-risk behaviors, but we serve everyone in the community. Summit Dog provides detailed specifications for the testing, health care, and temperament to qualify a Therapy Animal Team for various levels of therapy work. We truly make a difference in people’s lives, while doing something we LOVE!!!

We need your help!

We are looking for donations and corporate sponsors to help us serve those who need our special type of services. If you are interested in partnering with Summit Dog or would like to know more, follow us on Facebook at #SummitDogVA and send us an email. All donations are tax-deductible and can be sent to Summit Dog, P.O. Box 711552, Herndon, VA  20171 or you can give online using any of the DONATE buttons throughout the website.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for a particular event or facility, feel free to contact us at Michelle@SummitDog.org

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Our Services

  • Animal Assisted Programs to include:
    • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
    • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
    • Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI)
    • Animal Assisted Education (AAE)
    • Animal Assisted Play Therapy
  • Customized programs
  • Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ)
  • Therapy Dog Team Training & Mentorship
  • Dog Training for Families with Special Needs
  • Socialization Group
  • Canine Assisted Learning Program
  • Dog Temperament Testing
  • Dog Training

Our Sponsors & Supporters