Therapy Dog Program

“A River Runs Calm”

School Therapy Dog Program

At Doodle Roots, we want to stay grounded in what the ALD was originally bred for – therapy work. We understand the impact this wonderful breed can have on their school community by having therapy dogs in schools. Our breeding program was started due to our own personal experience with River Boy and his impact on our very own school community (read about him in our blog post).

We understand that many times our schools are not able to overcome the financial burden in order to adopt their own therapy dog. That is where Doodle Roots comes in! Our goal is to create a plan to help schools financially afford their own therapy dog through our “A River Runs Calm” program.

All you need to do is fill out the form below. If your school meets our criteria we will be in touch! If you don’t meet our criteria right now, we will still reach out to see how we can best support you in your quest to adopt your own therapy dog.

If you have any questions, before applying, please feel free to reach out.


School Address(Required)
What is your budget for a school therapy dog?(Required)
This question is just used as a gauge to see if our scholarship opportunities match your budget.
Approximate Number of Students that will be served by therapy dog *(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.