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Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy


Blazing Prairie Stars 
47W635 Bieth Rd
Maple Park, IL 60151

Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Addiction Counseling and Family Support, Grief and Loss Support and Counseling, and Social Skills Groups.


BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding
7319 Maxon Road
Harvard, IL 60003

BraveHearts provides equine-assisted activities and therapies with teams of expert staff, dedicated volunteers and horses at multiple safe and caring facilities.  In addition to serving children and adults, BraveHearts provides innovative services to meet the needs of our military veterans and their families.  By utilizing a faculty of nation experts, BraveHearts is a center of excellence within the therapeutic industry through its unique efforts in programming, education and research.


Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club
PO Box 482

Yorkville, IL 60560

The Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club is a volunteer organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs and services in the communities of Kendall, Kane and DuPage counties in Illinois since 2002.Over 70 members strong, our dedicated and motivated volunteers provide a unique “medium” through which we educate, communicate and implement our therapy programs. That medium is our well-trained dogs.


Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.
6668 S. Carthage Rd
Oregon, IL 61061


Pegasus Special Riders is an organization that provides children and adults with special needs an activity that is both therapeutic and fun, in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment.  Each client’s weekly lesson includes both riding and care of the horses, so a relationship can develop between the person and the animal.


Rainbow Animal-Assisted Therapy
6042 West Oakton Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, the largest and oldest organization of its type in the Chicago metropolitan area, is a volunteer organization committed to using the capabilities and magic of dogs in therapeutic environments, especially with children.


Sit Stay Read, Inc. 
811 W. Evergreen

Suite 202

Chicago, IL 60642


SitStayRead’s mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in at-risk children. Founded in 2003, the organization brings teams of trained volunteers and certified reading assistance dogs to Chicago Public Schools and inner-city community programs.SitStayRead is the leading literacy organization in the United States to use dogs as a tool to improve reading in grades one through four. Dogs enable SitStayRead to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that our programs improve reading fluency.


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