Garfield Elementary
720 Colorado Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

John Kleiber, Principal

https://www.thompsonschools.org/garfield

Our School

Explore, Express, Excel . . . At Garfield Elementary School our students, staff, and families explore, express, and excel academically and creatively. In partnership with our community, and with a focus on the whole child, we integrate the arts to ignite enthusiasm, deepen understanding, and enhance learning for every child.

        Interested in visiting Garfield Elementary with your therapy dog?


Garfield Elementary School is a vetted facility working closely with Therapy Dogs Boulder County to bring some wonderful dog therapy to children who greatly appreciate the interaction on a daily basis.  This Therapy Dog program is a totally volunteer program and operates with team visits during week days and special events.

All teams (a team is a handler and dog) are signed up on a regular visiting schedule.

The monthly frequency of visits are:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks on same day
  • 2nd and 4th weeks on same day
  • Every Week on same day

All teams are required to take a schedule available to them using the above choices.  There are no floating schedules or visitations.  All teams are part of a group email list so they can communicate absences and emergency coverage.  A monthly schedule is created and sent to all teams and administration just before the beginning of each new month.

Requirements for therapy dog teams:

  1. Therapy Dog Registration:  All teams must be registered with a therapy dog association.  The accepted registration memberships are:

– Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com)
– PetPartners(www.petpartners.org

If you are not presently registered with any association, there are several tester/observers for Alliance of Therapy Dogs inside of our Therapy Dogs Boulder County group who can help get you started on that process.  Use the “contact us” selection from the main menu and let us know you would like to be tested with your dog.

      Are you interested in being a therapy dog team at Garfield Elementary? 

If you would like to make application to be a therapy dog team at Garfield Elementary School in Loveland, CO, please click on the following Facility Application Form link which will take you to the Facility application page.  If you would like to make application to more than one Facility, please read about their requirements first before selecting them on the application:

DOGS ONLY, please

Facility Application Form