Traci Jones, coordinator

Why RPR?

Our mission is to provide a safe, stigma-free environment where mental health peers can have the opportunity to interact with companion animals as well as participate in various activities that promote healthy mental hygiene.  The vision of Rise Phoenix Rise is to share the benefits of rescued animals with those struggling with mental illness.  Rescued animals are magical healers who will be beneficial to the mental health community.  Together the companion animals and the mental health peers can “rise from the ashes” of their struggles into wellness.

        Interested in visiting Rise Phoenix Rise with your therapy dog?

Rise Phoenix Rise 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 at the Longmont United Hospital conference room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.

All teams (a team is a handler and dog) are signed up on a regular visiting schedule or as a backup team ready to serve on short notice.

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 (
– PetPartners(

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  Rise Phoenix Rise? 

If you would like to make application to be a therapy dog team at Rise Phoenix Rise in Longmont, 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