Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in August 2009 to provide canine companionship for those in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice organizations. With 120 therapy teams, C.A.T.’s dedicated and passionate volunteers now serve more than 60 facilities annually, primarily throughout South Florida.
Since the beginning, C.A.T. has set new standards in the field of animal assisted therapy, and continues to challenge the status quo. Today we reach more than 300,000 individuals per year in a wide variety of facilities and population-specific programs. Our specialties are recruiting and training therapy teams to work with children; patients undergoing physical, occupational, and recreational therapies; and individuals with special needs; and partnering with community organizations to customize programs to meet their needs.
Due to the stringent requirements set and maintained by our co-founders, C.A.T. is a highly professional organization. We:
Hi! My name is Georgia and I am a Canine Assisted Therapy Dog, a.k.a. C.A.T. Dog. My human sister Sarah Berger Flowers created me by drawing me on a sketch pad. I was named after a wonderful woman named Georgia Imhoff. My moms, Debra Berger and Joanne Jurgle, who are the cofounders of C.A.T., tell me they named me Georgia because of what she stood for and meant to everyone. They want me to be...
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andrew A. Rooney