Summary of Companion Paws Therapy Dog Property
Companion Paws Canada
Companion Paws Canada, brought to you by The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC), is dedicated to supporting Canadians in need while providing a second chance for pets by rescuing, pairing and training them, with those who would benefit from a companion therapy animal. One of the ways that we do this is through the Companion Paws Personal Therapy Dog and Assisted Therapy Dog Adoption Program, the first of its kind in Canada and serving Canadians since 2017. It brings a proven and effective therapy for self-management, along with a
Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, including
reducing stress, depression and anxiety symptoms.
Paws Operates 2 types of Programs
1) Adoption Program
Personal Therapy Dog https://companionpaws.ca/therapy-dog-adoption/
Assisted Therapy Dog https://companionpaws.ca/assisted-therapy-dog-adoption/ 2) Certify Your Own Dog Program
Personal, Assisted and Visiting Designations https://companionpaws.ca/therapy-dog-programs/certify-your-own-dog/ 3 Types of Therapy Dog Designations
Personal Therapy Dog – First and only program of its kind in Canada. A certified Personal therapy dog (Companion Paws emotional support dog) is a trained, temperament tested, evaluated and certified dog that brings positive mental health benefits to their owners/handlers.
Assisted Therapy Dog – Assisted Therapy Dogs join their handler/owner (typically educators, teachers, psychologists, counsellors and doctors), at their workplace to help their students, clients, customers or patients.
Visiting Therapy Dog – Typically, Visiting Therapy Dogs visit events, shelters, hospitals, schools, hospices, nursing homes and more. Unlike service dogs, therapy dogs are encouraged to interact with a variety of people while they are on-duty. Everyone at Companion Paws is a dog lover. We take great care to only qualify dogs who enjoy interacting with complete strangers. Where someone needs unconditional love and unwavering support, these very special furry friends step up and provide it in spades.
T Paws Therapy Dog Resort Plan
50 acre beautifully gardened, trailed healing oasis with Companion Paws dogs in training throughout the property. This tranquil setting will boast a holistic approach in a unique environment to find healing, balance, and joy that contributes to their personal growth and mental wellbeing.
Dogs have been proven beneficial, not only for the human individuals involved, but also for the dogs themselves. Each being experiences positive results from the attention received from the other, according to studies between humans and dogs.
Personal and Assisted Therapy Dogs are approaches to mental health care that incorporate animals into the
psychotherapy process, emphasizing the bond created during human-animal interactions. Emotional recovery and positive psychological transformation often occurs when the relationship between an individual and the therapy animal grows.
Why rescue dogs can make such good therapy dogs? Many rescue dogs make especially good companions for humans. They are sensitive, reliable and have remarkable energy – qualities that enable them to work as therapy dogs.
People of any age can see benefits from interacting with animals. This unique bond can help the person develop traits like patience, respect, empathy, acceptance, confidence, assertiveness, and responsibility.
Studies have shown animal-assisted psychotherapy also has a very positive impact on aging individuals and the elderly. Dogs can be especially effective for people who used to have dogs or other animals but are no longer able to care for their own animal. Being in the presence of pets again can help remind people of the love they had for previous animals, stirring memories and reducing loneliness.
Onsite Companion Therapy Dogs in Training
Interactions are used to help improve mental, social, emotional, and physical functions including;
Increased sense of comfort and safety
Enhanced self-esteem and confidence
Increased prosocial behaviors
Decreased behavioral problems
Lower blood pressure
Increase in exercise and physical activity
Lifts spirits and lessens depression
Lowers feelings of isolation and alienation
Releases calming endorphins (oxytocin)
Improves cardiovascular health
The act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, which has reduced the amount of medication needed by some people.
Companion Paws Dog Resort Mission and Goals
Create a one-of-a-kind Therapeutic Rescue Dog Resort for Personal and Assisted Therapy Dogs
Purchase 50 Acres
Create several therapeutic healing programs
Create healing gardens
Create organic edible gardens
Create a paradise for Rescue Dogs from Canada, US and Mexico
Provide training for Personal and Assisted Therapy Dogs
Create cat sanctuary
Adoption Program Dog Guidelines and Requirements
Good with dogs, kids and adults (cats when applicant has a cat(s)
Low/medium energy level
Gentle, very friendly and loving
Confident (not timid or fearful or separation anxiety)
15-60 pounds (adjusted for specific needs of the adopters)
No aggression or reactivity
Not a jumper
Quiet (not a barker)
Medical and Other Guidelines
1. Snap 4dx
2. Rabies Vaccine
3. Quintuple Vaccine
Buildings and Construction
Indoor Dog Training Arena
Puppy living quarters
Cat Sanctuary (Adult Adoptables)
Homes for rescue dogs in training. 10 Buildings (6 dog adoption quarters x 8 dogs each, 1 caretaker, 1 employee housing, 1 common house, 1 main residence)
Several smaller buildings for education purposes
Outdoor Training areas
2 Large Dog Pools
Messages throughout the property
1. Fundraising Donations and Crowdfunding through several fundraising initiatives.
2. Sponsorships from both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
3. Corporate, Foundations and Government opportunities exist within corporations and not-for-profits to fund program and capital enhancements.
4. On-site revenue opportunities Programs, retail, public access
5. Online retail revenue opportunities (Online Training Courses, Online Stores)
6. Personal Therapy Dog Adoption Program Revenues
7. Assisted Therapy Dog Adoption Program Revenues
8. Cost Diversion Capitalize on the pool of volunteers and create long-lasting partnerships.
Onsite Property Income
Personal and Assisted adoptions
Area rental (for horse and other animal therapy)
Therapy Organization collaborations
Swimming with the dogs
Equestrian Therapy (Dreamcatcher or other)
Public Drop ins
Other Income and Fundraising Opportunities
3D Printing pet products
Airbnb Social experience
Paws Love locks
Online Dog Training Courses
T-shirts, promo items, etc.
Candle Factory and store
Concrete heart rocks with names engraved (landscaping)
Plaques etc. of names (walls)
Glass memorial suncatchers
Acts of Kindness project campaign – corporate donors
Corporate match and donations (products, sales, in-kind)
Animal Assisted Therapy Counselling Partnerships
1. Healing Gardens
2. Organic Edible Gardens
3. Personal Therapy Adoption Program
4. Assisted therapy Dog Adoption Program
5. Parent and Tot puppy program
6. Specialty Puppy Petting Zoo
7. Dog Walking Therapy program
8. Dog Training Therapy program
9. Puppy Therapy Program (from rescued Mommas)
10. Swimming with the dogs
11. Scheduled Group Visits (Seniors, Schools and Community)
12. Family Programs
13. Virtual Tours
14. Therapeutic Cat Program
15. Resident Psychologist and Animal Assisted interns
16. Psychiatric Service Dogs (TBA)
17. Animal Assisted Therapy Programs with Counsellors (TBA)
18. Equine Therapy Program (TBA)
19. Therapeutic Zoo of small farm animals (TBA)
20. Animal Assisted Certification Program (TBA)
21. Retreat Program (TBA)
22. Assisted Therapy Dog Forum (TBA)
23. Suicide Prevention Program https://www.homesteadforyouth.org/youth-power/h4y-choose-life-today-suicideprevention/ 24. Pet Facilitated Therapy Dog Training in Corrections (Burnaby) https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/publications/fsw/pet/pet06-eng.shtml 25. Car Restoration Therapy Shop https://www.homesteadforyouth.org/youth-power/car-restoration-therapy/Onsite Dog Training
Rescue Dog – Personal and Assisted Therapy Dog Adoption Programs
Rescue Dog – Psychiatric Service Dog Training
Rescue Dog – Facility Service Dog Training (Paradise, Newfoundland)
Rescue Puppies for all programs
Onsite Therapeutic Activity Training
Assisted Therapy Interns
Horticulturists etc for Garden Maintenance
Dog Training Program for In Training Trainers
The LifeLine Canada Foundation www.thelifelinecanada.ca Companion Paws www.companionpaws.ca Social Medias
Facebook – The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) www.facebook.com/TheLifeLineCanada Facebook Companion Paws (CPC) www.facebook.con/CompanionPawsCanada Twitter TLC https://twitter.com/TheLifeLineCan Instagram TLC https://www.instagram.com/thelifelinecanada/ Instagram CPC https://www.instagram.com/companionpawscanada/ LinkedIn TLC https://lu.linkedin.com/company/thelifelinecanadafoundation LinkedIn Personal https://www.linkedin.com/in/lianeweber YouTube TLC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyDFXctDhgxsYbNoX5sTyg Marketing Avenues
Websites x 2
Social Medias x 8
SEO (TLC and CPC)
Google AdWords for Non Profits $10,000 USD/month (Budget is reached monthly)
YouTube for Non Profits
Newsletter- Constant Contact
Property live steams
Social Media Ads
Live Streaming property on schedules
Measuring Success Online
Analytics and Tracking Software
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Donations for building supplies, couches, lounge chairs, doggie beds, bedding, blankets, area rugs, tables and household items.
Contractors, labour and landscaping
Community participation and volunteering
Volunteer and Staff
Therapeutic Volunteer Positions
Dog Training Companions
Gardeners and Landscapers
Director of Operations
Other Volunteer and Staff Positions TBA