Therapy dogs go where they are invited to cheer up people or educate.
The dogs visit hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, schools, group homes, or libraries.
Therapy dogs make social visits for petting. Their owners talk with the person being visited, typically about the therapy dog or about the patient's own pets.
Some therapy dogs do educational programs, such as bite prevention education or fire safety education at schools.
Therapy dogs are great with helping teach reading at public libraries by providing patient appreciative ears. the dogs listen without correcting the reader or judging them by their mistakes.
The dogs even visit prisons to help with simple daily routines like brushing teeth and have been know to help with issues related to PTSD.