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Helping Humans and Canines

REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

We are proud to offer programs for children of all ages and abilities. Each of our unique programs offers an opportunity for children to participate fully with the animals and encourages the use of the human animal bond. 

DOG TRAINING

We offer a variety of classes to the general public, ranging from puppy class for those with new members of their family, all the way up through therapy prep class, for those who are interested in pursuing a therapy work with their dog. Visit our Dog Training page to learn more about all of our classes!

SERVICE DOGS

Heeling House is proud to breed, raise, train, and place Service Dogs to children ages 5-18 years old in the greater Washington D.C. metro area.  We currently offer the following types of service dogs: Mobility, Psychiatric, and Autism.

We also offer an Owner-Train Service Dog program to individuals with suitable dogs that are able to meet our rigorous training standards. 

WHO WE ARE

Heeling House, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs through the use of Animal Assisted Interactions. Founded in 2013, Heeling House is a firm believer in the healing power of animals, specifically when it comes to children. 

The natural bond between children and animals is undeniable.  We've seen firsthand how life-changing that bond can be: helping developmentally delayed children take their first steps, speak their first words, and giving young adults the courage to integrate themselves into the community after years of seclusion. With the use of our therapy and service dogs, we're proud to take the power of that human animal bond to help children reach their full potential. 

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OUR THERAPY DOGS

TESTIMONIALS

"I cannot say enough positive about Heeling House. As a psychologist in the area who works a lot with special needs children and teens, Heeling House is always on the top of my list as a recommendation. Their Animal Assisted Interactive Programs are outstanding for younger children and teens. I've been a huge fan since their opening in 2013, and I will continue to support their work -- top notch team and services!"

Psy.D, NCCE,NCPC

M. Oberschneider

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