Therapy Animals

Blackhawk Therapy Animals is currently INACTIVE

If in need of a therapy visit, please contact Jim Perry of Bark River Therapy Dogs at

The Blackhawk Therapy Animals (BTA) program consists of a group of individuals who, with their dogs, enjoy serving the community. The mission of the BTA is to provide well-trained, affectionate, and obedient dogs to make therapeutic contacts with the elderly, disabled, and young.

The goals of the BTA program are to serve people and to assist organizations such as libraries, schools, preschools, nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices.

To participate in the program, therapy dogs must be certified, show true affection for people, be obedient, be well trained, and have a consistent temperament.