Welcome to Summit Dog, Inc
AND Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC

As we redefine and restructure the services provided by our non-profit, Summit Dog, Inc. and our for-profit, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC (SummitTAS), this website is shared by both companies.
IF you have any questions about this, feel free to contact CEO and Founder, Michelle Robinson at Michelle@SummitTAS.com  THANK YOU for your patience!!!!

Summit Dog, Inc. (Non-profit)

Summit Dog, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN: 83-1382200) that provides customized Animal Assisted Programs to achieve quantifiable objectives in education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psycho-therapy & counseling, as well as non-measurable objectives such as comfort and/or calming interactions. Summit Dog Therapy Animal Teams visit: children, youth in crisis, people with special needs, veterans, the sick, poor, homeless, elderly and anyone in need of our special type of services. Many of our clients have special needs, disabilities, post-traumatic stress, or at-risk behaviors, but we serve everyone in the community. Summit Dog provides detailed specifications for the testing, health care and temperament to qualify a Therapy Animal Team for various levels of therapy work. We truly make a difference in people’s lives, while doing something we LOVE!!!

We are looking for donations and corporate sponsors to help us serve those who need our special type of services. If you are interested in partnering with Summit Dog or would like to know more, follow us on Facebook at #SummitDogVA and send us an email. All donations are tax deductible and can be sent to Summit Dog, P.O. Box 711552, Herndon, VA  20171 or you can give online at www.paypal.me/SummitDog

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for a particular event or facility, feel free to contact us at info@SummitTAS.com

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC  (SummitTAS)

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC (SummitTAS) is a leader in the field of professional Animal Assisted Programs. We utilize dogs, miniature horses, cats and bunnies to help people achieve their rehabilitation and therapy goals. We work hand-in-hand with a facility’s staff (physicians, therapists, nurses, counselors, teachers, etc.) to customize programs based on individual client’s needs.  We are a small woman owned, veteran owned company established in 2010.  We are fully insured and offer volunteer and professional Therapy Animal Teams throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metro areas.

SummitTAS is partnered with numerous educational institutions by providing programs that uses animals to motivate children and help them improve their reading, speech/ language, cognitive, physical and psychological/ social skills. We have custom programs based on the objectives for the student and the class.  Additionally, we attend Career Fairs, Science Fairs, PTA Meetings, and provide workshops at conferences sponsored by our educational clients.

We have a wide array of clients to include seniors, veterans, police, firemen, homeless, college and grammar school students, but our specialty is working with people who are affected by emotional or physical challenges, as well as families impacted by autism.  SummitTAS’ Director of Animal Assisted Therapy has set the standard in the Northern Virginia area for working with the Special Needs Community and has trained many of the local therapy dog teams, including those from other organizations.

Services Provided

  • Animal Assisted Programs to include:
    • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
    • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
    • Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI)
    • Animal Assisted Education (AAE)
    • Animal Assisted Play Therapy
  • Customized programs
  • Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ)
  • Therapy Dog Team Training & Mentorship
  • Dog Training for Families with Special Needs
  • Socialization Group
  • Canine Assisted Learning Program
  • Dog Temperament Testing
  • Dog Training