• Rainbow Bridge

    Some of our past volunteers have passed over the Rainbow Bridge, but they are not forgotten
  • Thank-you Chimo Volunteers!

    This week marks National Volunteer Appreciation Week Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy has many wonderful volunteers


Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy

Chimo Animal-Assisted Therapy is an innovative not-for-profit initiative that assists in the development, planning, and implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) at a wide variety of facilities.
Many individuals have seen the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy when a motivated therapist brings their own animal in to help their clients. At Chimo AAT, we strive to bring those same benefits to all clients. We train all interested therapists and employ means of finding suitable animals to work with them, such as certified volunteer animals.


Animal Assisted therapy

AAT Overview

What is Animal-Assisted Therapy? Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of…


Animal-Assisted Therapy can be beneficial for children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  Chimo AAT has created a…

AAT & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, is “a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking…


Chimo Animal-Assisted Therapy is an innovative...

For Volunteers

Volunteer Overview

Does your pet love people? Are they friendly with strangers, confident in new situations, obedient and love to be the center of attention? Then we are looking for you!! Chimo…

Volunteer Certification

Becoming certified with your pet as a Chimo volunteer team includes a few steps.  First off, you and your dog must pass an obedience test and a temperament test. Alternate tests…

Volunteer Forms

Volunteer Information Form - The first step in becoming a Volunteer. Complete this form to tell us about you and your pet(s).  If you are applying to volunteer without an animal, simply…

Volunteer FAQs

What kinds of animals do you certify? To date, we certify dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and miniature horses. What do I need to do to become certified? First, you must…

For Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering with your pet? Volunteer teams, consisting of a handler and their therapy animal, are placed in volunteer placements in hospitals, schools, and other health care facilities. You can even volunteer if you do not have a pet, or if your pet would not qualify as a therapy animal. Want to know more? Click on the links below. Volunteer Overview Volunteer Certification Volunteer Forms Volunteer FAQs Our Volunteers


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