Out of the Crate


Out of the Crate Inc, a 501(c)3 public charity, is dedicated to enhancing your happiness and well being through animal assisted education and connection.

People are social beings and need connection to survive and thrive.  Along with providing love and support, research indicates dogs bring us powerful health benefits such as reducing anxiety & depression.  They encourage exercise, playfulness and laughter. Physically, dogs boost our immune system, reduce high blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.  Our canine companions impact our optimism and provide non-judgmental friendship adding years to our lives.      


At Out of the Crate, we help people benefit from this relationship in three ways:

Out of the Crate Events & Visits

Along with a friendly therapy dog, we visit people in schools, colleges, senior facilities, homes, and non-profit organizations. Visits range from short happiness breaks to interactive, educational events.

Emotional Support Program

We match a specially selected dog with an individual, family or organization in need of an emotional support dog. We provide education and assistance at “both ends of the leash” to ensure a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship.  

PackTime Discussions and Community Service

Through our innovative twist on a discussion group, called PackTimes, our volunteers and participants learn helpful information about integrative health, behavioral science and animal insights. Participants then take what they learn into action and perform meaningful community service helping people or animals. To learn more, please contact us.