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Find out who we are
and what we do.

Photo Credit : Valerie MG

The Organization

Photo Credit : Valerie MG
Photo Credit : Valerie MG

THERAPY DOGS SINGAPORE (TDS) is a non-profit voluntary welfare organization established by caring dog owners, committed to sharing the unconditional love and affection of their canine companions with society’s disadvantaged through Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT), which aims to meet physical, as well as socio-emotional needs.

TDS was formed in early 2004 by a handful of dedicated individuals from different walks of life who were joined by the common goal of wanting to share the unconditional love, affection and companionship of their dogs in the spirit of serving the community. Today, the organization comprises of over 100 members, consisting of individuals and families, who share in the beliefs of the benefits of PAT and volunteerism.

TDS conducts regular Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) sessions to its seven adopted homes, comprising of nursing homes, health institutions and special schools, in addition to ad hoc visits. Carefully managed Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) programmes, which are partnered closely with physiotherapy and occupational therapy goals for select individuals, are also carried out as often as deemed possible.

Our Accolades

From staff of Mood Disorder Unit (MDU), IMH. Sunday, Oct 2, 2016.

11 Feb 2017; IC for MWS Bethany, Miss Kit Heeremans receiving the appreciation award from MWS Bethany

SWAMI 30TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER, on 30th Oct 2016. Michael receiving token of appreciation, on behalf of TDS, from Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

Appreciation from MWS Bethany, 12 February 2018

Appreciation from Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled (BHID), Sat Oct 22nd, 2016.

15 Feb 2019; Miss Kit Heeremans and Miss Serene Lu with the appreciation award from MWS Bethany

Our Mission

To share the love and joy of volunteers and their dogs.

To enhance the lives of people with special needs, including social and physical needs.

To raise public awareness of the role of therapy dogs in assisting people with disabilities to live more confidently and with greater dignity.

Our Adopted Homes

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