"...is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified
handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitations to institutions,
facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed."
"The primary objective of the TDI dog and handler is to provide
comfort and companionship by sharing the dog with the patients
in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions and wherever else
the Therapy Dog is needed. This is done in a way that increases
emotional well being, promotes healing, and improves the quality of
life for the people being visited and the staff that
cares for these people."