High Desert Therapy Dogs is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 therapy dog group serving the Albuquerque Metro Area. All our handlers and their dogs are certified and insured by a national registry of therapy dogs. We routinely visit hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing and hospice care facilities to bring smiles to faces that need them. When the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will also have teams that visit the Albuquerque Sunport to bring a little stress relief to busy travelers.
We are also active in school classrooms (APS and CNM) and libraries at the request of the teachers and librarians. We provide our services for a variety of outreach events like health fairs, workgroup gatherings, UNM Back to School Daze, and similar venues.
If you are in a position to request therapy dog visits for your facility or event, we would love to hear from you. We respond to as many appropriate requests as we have volunteers and dogs. Please use the form below to email our VP of Visiting and inquire about if we might be able to work together.