Programs Offered

Our programs are free-of-charge and designed to ensure that people and dogs have a fun and rewarding experience, and to enhance their sense of self-worth. (Yes, we think dogs have a sense of worth!) We customize activities to focus on group and individual interests, offering skill-building for a life of purpose, and teaching responsibility for caring for others through caring for dogs.

Our program design is informed by our advisors at the University of Denver Institute for Human-Animal Connection in the Graduate School of Social Work. Activities are focused on achieving objectives through therapeutic recreation.

The following represent a sampling of our programs:

Core Programs

Veterans People With Special Needs Children with Behavior Challenges
Designed to serve veterans living with PTSD associated with trauma and violence. Designed to serve people with developmental disabilities that challenge their ability to relate well with others Designed to help children with interaction challenges and improve socialization.
Primary Objective:
Develop trust with single dog companions
Primary Objective:
Successful communications with dog friends
Primary Objective:
Improve social skills and self-discipline
Featured Activities:
  • Dog obedience training
  • Dog agility training
  • Communicating with dogs
  • Yoga with dogs
  • Fitness training
  • Campfires with dogs
Featured Activities:
  • Communicating with dogs
  • Dog grooming
  • Dancing with dogs
  • Music with dogs
  • Play with dogs
  • Dog walks and trails
Featured Activities:
  • Dog agility training
  • Communicating with dogs
  • Yoga with dogs
  • Music with dogs
  • Dog walks and trails
  • Campfires with dogs

Campus Features

  • Activity Center & Kennels
  • Agility course
  • Amphitheater
  • Cabins (4)
  • Campsite
  • Large enclosed play areas for dogs
  • Pond and Dock
  • Trail system
  • Welcome center & Overlook Deck

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Retreats are customized for children, adults, and families, and for single-day versus multiple-day visits. Longer stays include field trips to nearby destinations including the Farm Sanctuary, Science Center, Corning Glass Museum, and Cornell University. Additional off-site activities with dogs include trips to National Forest areas and waterfalls and gorges for hiking and picnics.