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About Us

Our organization, Therapy Dogs of Johnson County, originated in 2006 with one handler and one dog. Maggie Winegarden had a vision of providing therapy through the benefits of the human/animal bond to members of our community via Animal-Assisted activities. Our incorporation was completed in 2011. Originally, our group was associated with the Delta Society, which most recently became Pet Partners. Pet Partners is the nation’s largest nonprofit that registers volunteer teams of human handlers and their animals. Pet Partners trains volunteers and evaluates them with their pets. They have the highest safety standards, continuing education, and re-certification requirements. Our certified volunteers visit a variety of facilities and participate in many local events, such as Kites for Kids.

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What We Do

Therapy Dogs of Johnson County (TDJC) / Pet Partners of Johnson County (PPJC) are components of Pet Partners (“The national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions”). Each TDJC/PPJC Team consists of a dog and a human handler. These teams function in a wide variety of settings: from one-on-one visits to attending large group events. From young children to the elderly, and every age in between, we do it all. Some of our teams visit weekly or monthly, while also participating in special one-time events. In each of these varied settings, TDJC/PPJC strives to fulfill its goal of “Providing LOVE, one wag at a time.”

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Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

We are a volunteer therapy dog group, registered by PET PARTNERS


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