Would you like a Delta therapy dog to visit your workplace or campus?
Our Paws the Pressure program brings dedicated Delta Therapy Dog Teams to visit offices, organisations and tertiary institutions, in-person and online.
A Delta Therapy Dog visit has shown social, emotional, and physiological benefits on health. Our Paws the Pressure program brings Delta Therapy Dog teams to your workplace, school or online meeting to help reduce stress and improve staff and student morale. We have found staff and students enjoy coming together over a positive interaction that involves a friendly paw-shake and chat with our Delta volunteers.
We know that helping staff and students during uncertain times is integral to managing the pressures of returning to work in a new COVID-19 safe way of life. It’s important to know that we have equipped our Delta Therapy Dog teams to adapt to the needs of the community and all Public Health Orders.
Paws the Pressure visits benefit individuals and diverse groups, including students, corporate teams, front line service providers, and not-for-profit workers.
Paws the Pressure therapy dog visits can be tailored to coincide with:
A period of organisational change;
Team-building sessions or a relaxed morning tea;
Health and well-being days or mental health awareness initiatives ;
Student orientation or exam weeks .
In addition to meeting a friendly Delta Therapy Dog, proceeds from Paws the Pressure visits help us to continue our mission of helping animals bring joy through our Therapy Dog Program in hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, palliative care, disability services, correctional facilities and schools.
Paws the Pressure provides a unique, evidenced-based well-being experience that creates “the best day ever” while helping those who need it most.
Your organisation can book an in-person visit for up to 90 minutes or an online visit through video conferencing for up to 30 minutes. The number of Delta Therapy Dog Teams on a visit will vary depending on the size of your event and team availability.
In-person visits can be booked:
as one-off visits for a particular event such as an RU OK? Day tea;
as a package of four or more visits for a particular season such as Mental Health Month;
as a yearly contract with one visit per month.
A 30-minute virtual visit cost $300 + GST and a 90-minute in-person visit costs $900 + GST, with a reduced rate when booking four or more visits. Visits are invoiced after the visit and there is no cancellation fee, though we appreciate as much notice as possible.
Discounts for in-person visits are available for not-for-profit organisations and small businesses as our way of giving back to the community and fulfilling our mission of helping animals give joy to people.
To start planning this unique wellbeing opportunity for your school or workplace, click on the “Request a Paws the Pressure visit” banner or contact a member of the team .
(02) 9575 4198
Ideally, we prefer at least four weeks notice to organise a visit to your organisation. However, we do our best to accommodate all requests.