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 Welcome to the The Villa at Balfour

Therapy Dog Program

1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO 80027

The Villa at Balfour is a unique combination of residential apartment homes with personalized services and health care. It is designed to respond to the individual needs of residents who may require help with some activities of daily living, but are eager to remain as independent as possible. Assisted living at The Villa provides a supportive environment of retirement living which promotes maximum independence, dignity, and interaction with friends, family, and the community. If you’re looking for assisted living in boulder or boulder county, The Villa at Balfour is unmatched in resident care.

All teams (a team is a handler and dog) are signed up on a regular visiting schedule.  The team choices for visit scheduling are:

– Once each week, same day/time
– 2nd & 4th weeks of the month, same day/time
– 1st, 3rd & 5th weeks of the month, same day/time

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:

  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.

2.  A copy of proof regarding your dog is current on the Rabies Vaccination.  A vet record is acceptable.

3.  A copy of proof showing your dog was fecal tested and the test was negative within the last 12 months.

Are you interested in being a therapy dog team with The Villa at Balfour? 

If you would like to make application to be a therapy dog team with The Villa at Balfour in Louisville, 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