Dedicated to the enhancement of animal assisted therapy.
Founded in 2009, Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado (PTDC) was born out of a passion for dogs and those who love them. Carri and Ranger were originally a Denver Pet Partner team who volunteered at two mental health placements prior to 2009. While there was a great deal of support for volunteers doing animal assisted-work, Carri realized that there was little support for mental health professionals looking to bring the magic of the human-animal bond to their work at that time. With this in mind, Carri approached her dog trainer, Pat Blocker, and proposed creating an organization that addressed this need- and that’s when PTDC was born. Over the years, we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our passion and expertise with other mental health practitioners. We are excited about the future of PTDC, and are looking forward to bringing new service offerings in the near future! Stay tuned!