The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to training, evaluating and qualifying people and their well-behaved dogs as therapy dog teams. Founded in 1999 and authorized in all 50 states, Bright & Beautiful has certified more than 14,000 members and dogs. Our therapy dog teams provide unconditional love, offer friendship, boost self-esteem, provide solace and relieve loneliness and boredom for children, adults, and senior citizens in a wide variety of circumstances.
Pet therapists are in great demand, and there is a growing need for therapy dogs. B&BTD teams work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, homeless shelters, schools, libraries, courthouses, universities, and other types of facilities. We also visit patients and the elderly in their own homes.
B&BTD is an American Kennel Club recognized therapy dog organization, and has been instrumental in the development of the growth of therapy dogs nationally.
We never charge for a therapy dog visit. We believe visitation should be conducted as a volunteer service, because all our handlers and their dogs are volunteers. We pride ourselves upon being an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, so contributions and donations are important to us. Of course, donations are tax deductible.