Sites We Visit

Sites Visited by Our Therapy Teams

Austin Dog Alliance pet therapy teams are currently volunteering at over 200 sites in the Greater Austin area. Our pet therapy site coordinator works with each partner facility to determine their needs and assists in guiding the facility in establishing visit protocols.

 Schools

Bow Wow Reading Dogs are working with children in Round Rock ISD, Hutto, Del Valle, Hays County, Eanes ISD, Georgetown ISD, Jarrell ISD, Austin ISD and Leander ISD during school hours as part of the child’s reading improvement plan. Teams are also working in the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Texas School for the Deaf and the Communities in Schools Smart Kid after school programs.

Libraries

Children enjoy reading with the Bow Wow Reading Dogs after-school and on the weekends at the following libraries: Austin Public Library, Little Walnut Creek Branch, Austin Public Library, North Village Branch, Austin Public Library, Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Branch, Bee Cave Public Library, Cedar Park Library, Lake Travis Community Library, Laura Bush Community Library, Leander Public Library, Liberty Hill Public Library, Pflugerville Public Library, Recycled Reads (Austin Public Library System), Round Rock Public Library, Temple Public Library, Wells Branch Community Library, Westbank Library and Westlake Community Library. During finals week, therapy dogs provide much needed stress relief for college students at Concordia, St. Edwards and University of Texas, Austin campus libraries.

Hospitals

Therapy dogs bring their healing comfort to patients at Austin Lakes Hospital, Austin Oaks Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Hospital of Round Rock, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, OT Connection, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Rock Springs Hospital, Seton Medical Center Williamson County, Seton Northwest Hospital, Shoal Creek Psychiatric Hospital, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, Texas Oncology – South Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Assisted Living Facilities

 Argent Court in Bastrop, Aria Memory Care, Austin State Supported Living Center, Bona Terra Adult Day Center, Collinfield House, Gateway Gardens & Villa in Marble Falls, Georgetown Living Center, Horizon Bay Round Rock (Brookdale Senior Living), Longhorn Village, Marbridge Ranch, Mary Lee Foundation, Meals on Wheels and More, Pavilion at Great Hills, Provident Memory Care- Austin, Provident Memory Care- Buda, Regency Village Care Center, The Harbor at Lakeway and Walnut Hills Nursing Center

Hospice

 Austin Dog Alliance volunteers visit patients in hospice through partnerships with Hospice Odyssey and Texas Home Health Hospice.

Nursing Homes

Tail waggin’ joy is brought to nursing home residents at the following facilities: AGE (Austin Groups for the Elderly) of Central Texas, Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Cottonwood Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Graceland Senior Living, Gracy Woods I Nursing Center, Gracy Woods II Nursing Center, Hearthstone Health Center, New Hope Manor, Park Manor of Bee Cave, Pflugerville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Riverside Rehabilitation and Healthcare, San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care, Senior Care of Onion Creek, Southpark Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Southwood Care Center, Stonebriar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Isle at Cedar Ridge, The Retirement and Nursing Center and Walnut Hills.

Retirement Homes

Everyone enjoys a little ‘doggie time’, including residents of these retirement homes: Clairmont Retirement Community, Stoney Brook of Copperas Cove, Summit at Lakeway, Summit at Northwest Hills, Summit at Westlake Hills and The Pointe at Cedar Park.

Adult and or Child Therapeutic Facilities

Teams visit the Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection, Austin Recovery, Day Break Activities Center, Hope Alliance, Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center, Williamson County Crisis Center and Wonder and Worries.

Booths, Festivals and Youth Activities 

Therapy dogs represent Austin Dog Alliance at booths, festivals and special events.  They assist with summer camps and job skills classes.  

Stress Relief in the Workplace 

Our therapy dogs are currently providing a therapeutic respite for caseworkers at the Department of Child Protective Services, the Travis County Courts and at some Seton hospitals.   
Due to the generosity of our donors, services are provided for free for non-profit organizations, non-profit nursing homes, public schools and public libraries.  For profit business of all types are asked to make a donation to help us support our program.  
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