​​​Providing Animal Assisted Therapies Since 1984


STARS has long believed in the value of animal-assisted therapy and extends its programming to include specially trained and certified canine partners. Canine assisted therapy utilizes animals for occupational, physical, speech, or psychological therapy.

The STARS K9 program is one way we’re extending the gift of animals to new modes of therapy, stress relief, and sources of motivation and self-confidence.

We currently have 19 certified therapy dogs and certified handlers serving Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s, the Sioux City Public Library, Gigi’s Playhouse, Hospice of Siouxland, Morningside College and Briar Cliff University for finals weeks, and other locations in the Siouxland area.

Click here to meet our therapy dogs!

To find out more about the STARS K-9 Program, or to sign up, give us a call at (712) 239-5042, or fill out the contact form below.

STARS K9 Program

712.239.5042 - 33148 K-22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108