About K9to5 National Therapy Dog Registry
We are a national therapy dog organization committed to enriching the lives of those in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and more. We strive to make therapy dog work available to every interested person through affordability and accessibility—while maintaining the highest safety standards.
We embrace the true meaning of community: Individuals united by shared interests or values.
Our therapy teams 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.
Christine Kelly, CTC, CPDT-KA
K9to5 National Dog Therapy Registry founder Christine Kelly is a professional dog trainer. She holds a Certificate in Training & Counseling from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
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.
During her many years as a therapy dog handler, Christine noticed a need for a therapy dog organization that combined reasonable cost with high accessibility, sound temperament evaluation criteria for dogs and certified evaluators. She decided it was time to start a new organization; K9 to 5 National Dog Therapy Registry is the result.