Where We Go


Currently our dog and handler teams go wherever there is a need and request for animal assisted therapy in the Fox Valley area.  We visit hospitals, nursing and rehabilitations facilities, schools, libraries, fairs, 4-H groups, scout groups and attend community events in Yorkville, Oswego, Aurora, North Aurora, Sandwich, Plano, Plainfield, Wheaton, Sugar Grove and Naperville, Illinois.    We facilitate many educational programs, including special needs, reading and incentive programs.  Our teams work with the following school districts.

  • Aurora
  • Montgomery
  • Oswego
  • Yorkville
  • Sandwich
  • Elgin

“De-stress programs” at Northern Illinois University, Aurora University and IMSA – Aurora

Here are some examples of FVTDC’s current therapy programs

healthcare and rehabilitation facilities

  • Association for Individual Development, Aurora
  • Countryside Care Residence, Aurora
  • Season’s Hospice, Northern Illinois
  • Hillside Care Center, Yorkville
  • Keeler Center, Aurora
  • Provena Fox Knoll Nursing Home, Aurora
  • Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora
  • Rush Copley AAT Rehabilitation Program, Aurora
  • Sandwich Rehabilitation & Health Care, Sandwich
  • Tillers Health Care Residence, Oswego
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley Health Center, Aurora
  • Heritage Woods, Yorkville
  • Autumn Leaves, Oswego
  • Asbury Courts, North Aurora
  • Harbor Chase, Plainfield
  • Brookdale, Plainfield
  • Jennings Terrace, Aurora

We also do many reading programs with the following libraries:

  • Aurora
  • Oswego
  • Plano
  • Sugar Grove
  • Elburn
  • Yorkville