Our Twofold Vision
First, our special agent therapy dogs positively impact the lives of people in need of companionship from a caring individual, a friendly smile, and the unconditional love of dogs. We visit with patience, love, kindness, gentleness, joy, goodness, and faithfulness.
Second, we want to connect local professional certifed R+ trainers for the dog training process of our special agent therapy dogs. To ensure upholding of our stability standards.
Christine Kelly, CTC, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, CVT
K9to5 Therapy Dog Agency founder, Christine Kelly, is a professional dog trainer. She holds a several professional dog training certifications. Certificate in Training & Counseling from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and is a Certifed Veteriary Technician.
Christine is passionate about therapy dog work and the immense difference it can make in the lives of elderly, people who are hospitalized, at-risk children, and other vulnerable groups in the community. She also works closely with those in need of service dog work.
During her many years as a therapy dog handler, Christine noticed a need for a therapy dog organization that combined quality trained therapy dogs with high accessibility to dog trainins, and sound temperament evaluation criteria for dogs and certified evaluators. She decided it was time to start a new organization; K9 to 5 Therapy Dog Agency is the result.
Christine & Ginger 2009 pictured
Our teams are special agent therapy dogs. Going in and out of places where there are needs, revealing the dog training standards; generally always behind the scenes. But always loved by those visited.
Do you want to cheer people up? Be a life impactor, share the unconditional love of your amazing dog, your therapy dog. We would be pleased to help connect you to a trainer to begin your journey with dog training.