Daltrey, is a 4 year old Australian Labradoodle. He and his human co-therapist, Jodi are Certified in Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy (IIAAPT). Daltrey works with children and families experiencing a range of problems
In addition to the play therapy work Daltrey does with Jodi in her office, he does quite a bit of volunteer work in the community. He and Jodi are a registered therapy team with Pet Partners, as well as Certified with HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AAPT). These organizations provide training, testing and oversight to prepare them to be effective in their volunteer work. Daltrey has been involved in many programs visiting individuals of all ages in a variety of settings (schools, military kids camps, grief and loss camps, hospital, eating disorder clinic, community classes for adults with special needs...). In 2014 he participated in a research study incorporating dogs into clinical work with children with ADHD. Daltrey regularly participates in the READ dog program at local libraries and regularly visits facilities for people with dementia. One of his favorite activities is participating college de-stressing events throughout the school year.