Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of counseling that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve clients' social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Trained therapy dogs are useful for increasing interest, mindfulness and motivational effectiveness for participants.

Sydney has worked for about 5 years with clients on the Autism Spectrum, juvenile criminal offenders, children in group homes, adults with PTSD, and is well socialized to respond to people's emotional needs.  She likes to soak up sunshine, smile, be happy, and is eager to work with people.  She also loves to watch chipmunks from the window, play frisbee and chase tennis balls.  She earned an (AKC) American Kennel Club "Good Citizen Certificate" and has completed a Therapy Animal program course.