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LOAL is a non-profit organization which dedicates itself to reaching out to the community through therapy animals. Our chapter visits nursing homes, hospitals, children’s homes, veteran centers, and more. If you’re interested in joining or your organization is interested in having LOAL make a visit, please contact us!
A therapy pet’s primary function is to brighten someone’s day. The majority of our members are involved in this social side of therapy work. Therapy pets and their owners visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone’s face, make their day a little brighter, or bring back a cherished memory.
Therapy dogs are privately owned and visit facilities on a regular basis. We do not raise and train dogs to be service or companion animals. At the end of a visit these animals go home with their owners. For the most part, our therapy pets are dogs; however, occasionally we have certified cats and rabbits who have shown that they like people and have the temperament to work with them.