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 include:

  • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Animal Assisted Instruction (AAI)
  • Animal Assisted Intervention
  • Animal Assisted Education (AAE)
  • Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT)

Children Programs

  • Schools
  • READ Program
  • Special Needs Activities
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Court Involved Youth
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Legal Proceedings
  • Terminal illnesses
  • Day Camps
  • Job Training

Adult & Elderly Programs

  • Special Needs Day Program
  • Nursing Homes
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Community Group
  • Hypothermia Shelter
  • Temporary Housing
  • Mentally Challenged
  • Adult Day Program
  • Hospice

Veterans Programs

  • Physical Fitness
  • Physical Therapy
  • USO
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Warrior Retreat
  • Chaplin Corp Services

Additional Services

  • Therapy Dog Team Training & Mentorship
  • Dog Training for Families with Special Needs
  • Socialization Group
  • Canine Assisted Learning Program
  • Dog Temperament Testing
  • Dog Training
  • Customized programs
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Training
  • Mentorship
  • Events
  • Guest Speaker

(NOTE: At this time, we do NOT train service dogs or emotional support dogs)

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