What does it mean to be a registered therapy dog?

A therapy dog is a pet dog owned by a handler. The handler and the dog are registered as a team with a Therapy Dog organization such as Pet Partners. Therapy Dogs work in places such as hospitals, assisted living centers, and children’s reading programs to provide affection, comfort, and emotional support to people of all ages. A therapy dog is not trained as an individual service dog, and does not have full public access as the ADA affords to a trained service dog.