St John Ambulance

Site: Barrie Simcoe Muskoka

Service: Therapy Dog Program

Record #: BAR4453
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 26 Jan 2024


Description (Service) Brings carefully selected dogs and their humans to people in need of companionship at places such as hospitals, long-term care homes, colleges/universities. Therapeutic benefits help individuals and their caregivers.

Paws 4 Stories program helps children build confidence as they learn to read. The non-judgemental presence of the dog allows children to read without interruption, improving reading skills and self-esteem.

Service Details

Hours Vary
Areas Served Simcoe County ; York County
Eligibility Dogs must be well-behaved, friendly and outgoing. They must be healthy and up to date with all vaccinations and well groomed before each visit.

Handlers should be ready to commit to at least a one-hour visit at the same facility weekly and are required to attend an orientation session before they are considered for the program.
Application Call or email
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie By The Bay
80 Bradford St, Suite 400
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7
Intersection Bradford St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-726-0991
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Mailing Address Barrie By The Bay 
80 Bradford St, Suite 400 
Canada L4N 6S7

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