Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC Professional Animal Assisted Therapy Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC (SummitTAS) is dedicated to helping people achieve their rehabilitation and therapy goals through the use of animals.
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We work with people of all ages, but our specialty is working with children who are affected by intellectual, emotional or physical challenges, as well as families impacted by autism. We provide the reliability and quality of a professional Therapy Animal Team where each staff member is dedicated to our Mission to Serve.

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Our non profit therapy work is at a standstill and we need your help!
03/21/2020

Our non profit therapy work is at a standstill and we need your help!

Hi All! I hope you are well!

Like many of you, we are all at a standstill trying to see what happens during this pandemic. I wanted to let you know that as of today, all of our teams are healthy and no one has the virus. Praise the Lord!

However, we are certainly impacted by the virus because ALL of our therapy animal services are on hold until further notice and if we don't work, we don't get paid. I am doing my best to stay on top of the announcements, so Summit can take advantage of the available help from the federal, state and local governments.

We have also been blessed with donations from people who believe in what we do and are in a position to help during these troubling times. I TRULY THANK YOU for your assistance!!! It means so very much to us!!!!

We are praying that you all stay healthy and that we get through this safely! God Bless!!!
Michelle E Robinson, CEO/Founder

Summit Dog
03/09/2020

Summit Dog

Luke got to visit his friend TG at the Department of Disabilities Services (DDS) in Washington, DC. Initially TG didn't want to come to his meeting, but when he learned that Luke was already there, he came straight away. While there, Luke's job was to keep TG calm during the meeting. Luke (10 mos old) instinctively went over to TG and laid next to his leg. Then a little later, after Luke fell asleep, I prompted Luke to get back to work and whispered in his ear "Go Visit". Luke got up and went back over to TG and calmed him down. After that, whenever TG started to escalate, Luke put his head on the table and stared into TG's eyes, which made him calm down and pet Luke and give him treats.

Later in the meeting, I learned that TG told the Judge that the visits from the dogs was his favorite thing to do. Then TG spent the next 30 minutes telling the Judge and other attendees how i use the dogs and talked about their strengths. The DDS Director admitted that she wasn't a big supporter of having the dog there, but after seeing how TG responded, said that she wants a dog at every meeting!

I (Michelle) was so very impressed with Luke that I'm a VERY HAPPY DOG MOMMA!!! Luke did a wonderful job today!!!! Even the attorneys commented on Luke's ability to help TG and the Director said that she never saw anything like it!

#SummitTAS

Chip is a wonderful therapy dog! Happy Birthday!
02/27/2020

Chip is a wonderful therapy dog! Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chip!!!!
He turns 6 years old today!!! Chip and I will be celebrating by going to visit our friends at Falcons Landing Retirement Community where Chip gets to play ball with the residents. ❤️🐾🐾❤️

LIKE our page, so you can see more pictures of Chip and his friends at #SummitDogVA #FalconsLanding

Our non-profit Summit Dog, has been growing as much as puppy Luke has! We cannot keep visiting groups of people who need...
01/31/2020

Our non-profit Summit Dog, has been growing as much as puppy Luke has! We cannot keep visiting groups of people who need our animal assisted therapy but cannot afford it without YOUR help! If you would like to sponsor a therapy team visit, please visit: www.paypal.me/summitdog. Every level of support helps! Thank you!

Our newest therapy puppy Luke isn't so puppy-like anymore! He's now bigger than his therapy colleague Tibby. Luke and Tibby have both been working so hard; loving every minute of their twice a month visits to the kids at INMED USA opportunity center in Sterling. Summit Dog would like to thank the Paxton Trust for sponsoring one of these visits. If your corporation or charitable group would like to help sponsor a visit please contact Summit Dog.

Student Sales Make Therapy Dogs "Paw"sible
12/20/2019
Student Sales Make Therapy Dogs "Paw"sible

Student Sales Make Therapy Dogs "Paw"sible

December 19, 2019 -- Among the many lessons being taught in Employment Readiness at Osbourn High School (OHS), one major takeaway is that hard work pays off. Throughout the year, these students make items in the classroom that they later sell. Most recently, they created holiday ornaments, mugs and....

Michelle and her therapy dog in training Luke are doing wonderful things in the community! :) here they are working with...
09/09/2019

Michelle and her therapy dog in training Luke are doing wonderful things in the community! :) here they are working with children at the INMED Opportunity Center

Puppy-in-training Luke paid a visit to the kids in the afterschool program of the INMED Opportunity Center! Luke and Michelle worked with the kids to demonstrate trust, confidence, and mindfulness. Donations to Summit Dog allow us to make more visits like to this to wonderful kids who benefit from working with our dog teams! www.givinggrid.com/summitdog

Happy National Dog day from the hard-working therapy animal teams of Summit! Show us your four legged loveys below in co...
08/27/2019

Happy National Dog day from the hard-working therapy animal teams of Summit! Show us your four legged loveys below in comments!

Www.givinggrid.com/summitdog

Luke, our therapy dog-in-training, is currently accepting donations to Summit Dog's Dog Days of August fundraiser for th...
08/23/2019

Luke, our therapy dog-in-training, is currently accepting donations to Summit Dog's Dog Days of August fundraiser for the Summit Dog Assurance Fund. These donations help Luke on his journey to become an outstanding therapy dog and serve many people who will benefit from his services! Here's Luke at his vet visit this week! www.givinggrid.com/summitdog

YOUR SUPPORT MADE THIS HAPPEN! Luke went to the vet this week! She kept saying, "He is PERFECT; good weight, shiny coat, HUGE PAWS, and an absolutely wonderful temperament!" We don't usually like dogs to be out of our sight, but since Luke needs to work on "supervised separation" for his AKC CGC Test, we left him alone with the doctor, and he passed with flying colors! Donations to the assurance fund help fund Luke's vet visits and keep his journey to become a super therapy dog on track! THANK YOU for your donations!!
www.givinggrid.com/summitdog

SHOW US YOUR FUR BABIES!!! SUPPORT SUMMIT! GIVE ON THE GRID! THANK YOU! https://www.givinggrid.com/summitdog/?rc=8v6q
08/09/2019
Summit Dog

SHOW US YOUR FUR BABIES!!! SUPPORT SUMMIT! GIVE ON THE GRID! THANK YOU! https://www.givinggrid.com/summitdog/?rc=8v6q

The DOG DAYS of August are upon us...so it's time to show your love and support of therapy dogs by donating to our SUMMIT DOG ASSURANCE PROGRAM! Just click on the GRID, choose a PAW and make a donation! PLEASE show us your fur baby photos..all animals welcome!

Chip and Michelle had a GREAT time at the FORT today working with our partners at The Ryan Bartel Foundation!
06/24/2019

Chip and Michelle had a GREAT time at the FORT today working with our partners at The Ryan Bartel Foundation!

Great group of teens at The FORT in Sterling today. We kneaded, rolled, stamped, braided and decorated, feeling the texture and releasing any stress or anxiety, just enjoying the moment during our Clay Intentions and Bread making. In music we expressed ourselves, allowing the power of music to reach inside ourselves while we connected with each other. For our canine experience Chip, the white German Shepherd, worked hard and we learned how his sounds, eye contact, physical gestures and behavior gives us insights into his wants and needs, making us realize we can read humans much in the same way. Thank you to all our volunteers, workshop leaders and Sterling Community Center for allowing this afternoon of connection and building resilience to take place. #theFort #connectandgrowstrongtogether
Next FORT July 21st.

Please consider purchasing a ticket to this fun event called Paxton's Taste of the Town 2! We support the mission of the...
05/29/2019

Please consider purchasing a ticket to this fun event called Paxton's Taste of the Town 2! We support the mission of the Paxton Trust and have partnered with them on several child-related events! http://bit.ly/PaxtonTasteofTown

Who can resist chocolate? let alone a drink called the chocolate Moussetache!?
Vodka, Baileys, Creme de Cacao, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse, Cocoa Nib Rim
Surprise your chocolate lover with tickets today! http://bit.ly/PaxtonTasteofTown

Summit Dog
05/20/2019

Summit Dog

Most people don't realize the amount of energy it takes for therapy dogs to do their jobs. If they work one day they usually need to take the following day off to recharge.
This week, we encourage everyone to upload pictures of your dogs relaxing! Ready, Set, POST!!!

MAY the Fourth be with you!
05/05/2019

MAY the Fourth be with you!

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo
05/03/2019

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo

Michelle and Kris recently gave a presentation on animal assisted therapy to students at George Mason University whom ar...
05/03/2019

Michelle and Kris recently gave a presentation on animal assisted therapy to students at George Mason University whom are pursuing a Masters in Social Work; this class deals with Advanced Trauma & PTSD. The Summit teams were a HIT & they have already been asked to come each semester! #ptsd #animaltherapy #healingwithanimals #GMU #SummitTAS #SummitDog

Key Center School
04/29/2019

Key Center School

Yesterday was "Take your child to work day" and we had 11 super young people visiting Key Center. They did an awesome job helping out in PE and Vocational and visiting a student job site. It was wonderful to have their positive energy in the building! We have had the same group coming back from year to year and it is so much fun to watch them bond with each AND with our students! #nextgenerationteachers

04/05/2019
Special Education Conference 2019 | Fairfax County Public Schools

Michelle E Robinson & Kris Campesi hope to see you at the Fairfax County Public School's Special Education Conference 2019. We, along with our friend Liz Porter Moran, are presenting in the 2nd Session, and Nic will be giving a demonstration.

Be sure to say "Hi" if you are around!!!

https://www.fcps.edu/spedconference2019

Special Education Conference 2019 Supporting Inclusive and Post-Secondary Practices for Students with Disabilities Schedule | Keynote | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Exhibitors | Parking Information FCPS will hold its 14th Annual Special Education Conference from 7:45 a.m - 1:30 p.m. on Satur...

Could your school or place of business benefit from a therapy dog visit? Contact us!
02/24/2019

Could your school or place of business benefit from a therapy dog visit? Contact us!

Such a great evening for Summit Dog at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting where Chair Randall featured our ...
02/06/2019

Such a great evening for Summit Dog at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting where Chair Randall featured our work in the non-profit sector during her 'Voices for a Cause' segment. Please take a quick moment to like the Summit Dog page!

Summit Dog was honored to be recognized by Chair Phyllis J. Randall at this evening’s Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting during the ‘Voice for a Cause’ portion. Therapy dog Nicodemus put on quite the skills demonstration with his partner Kris Campesi while Founder Michelle E Robinson spoke to the Board members about the Loudoun-based organizations it currently has partnerships with; such as Paxton Trust The Ryan Bartel Foundation, Falcons Landing Retirement Community The Arc of Loudoun, Embark Center for Self-Directed Education, Waltonwood Ashburn, Telos Corporation, and Loudoun Co adaptive recreation services. Thank you, Chair Randall for this wonderful opportunity!

EXCITING YEAR-END NEWS TO SHARE! Summit Therapy Animal services now has a 501c3 non-profit organization called  Summit D...
12/28/2018

EXCITING YEAR-END NEWS TO SHARE! Summit Therapy Animal services now has a 501c3 non-profit organization called Summit Dog! Please click on link and LIKE the Summit Dog

Spumoni had so much fun meeting all of the wonderful children and families who participated in this year's United Airlin...
12/14/2018

Spumoni had so much fun meeting all of the wonderful children and families who participated in this year's United Airlines Fantasy Flight at Dulles Airport!

Summit Therapy Dogs making a difference in lives!  Well done Elaine, Parker & Wilson!!!
12/10/2018

Summit Therapy Dogs making a difference in lives! Well done Elaine, Parker & Wilson!!!

Great afternoon Giving Hope for the Holidays at the FORT where teens experienced working with therapy dogs Parker and Wilson, who really got into the holiday spirit, picking gifts and dunking them in the mail box. In art they relaxed doing Zen Dots, creating unique patterns on river stones and writing their intentional word of hope on the back. The Music workshop got them singing and expressing themselves while others practiced mindfulness in yoga and meditation, connecting with their body and mind and finding inner calm. Everyone left with stress balls that had their choice of word from either CALM, RELAX, or BREATHE so they have a physical tool to use to compliment their own techniques learnt for restoring inner peace in times of stress.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, partners, clients, and especially our sponsors & donors! We couldn't serve withou...
11/23/2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, partners, clients, and especially our sponsors & donors! We couldn't serve without you! Thank you for all of your support!!!

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo
11/09/2018

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo
11/09/2018

Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC's cover photo

Chip & Michelle had the privilege of working with the teens at The FORT today! We had a wonderful time with a GREAT grou...
11/05/2018

Chip & Michelle had the privilege of working with the teens at The FORT today! We had a wonderful time with a GREAT group of kids!!!!

Absolutely beautiful FALL day out at Trillium Farms working with Teens at the FORT! Building connectivity and resilience one workshop at a time! Walking Meditation, Equine Experience, Therapy Dog Experience, Music workshop and new to the FORT, My Intent! What’s your WORD workshop?

Tibby got to visit her friends at Falcons Landing. She was dressed up as Super Girl & even showed the residents that she...
11/01/2018

Tibby got to visit her friends at Falcons Landing. She was dressed up as Super Girl & even showed the residents that she could fly! 😁
Afterwards, she was treated to an ice cream, that she HAD to share with her mama.

Michelle & Chip AND Mary & Annie Belle had a wonderful time at Falcon's Landing today visiting with retired veterans.
10/26/2018

Michelle & Chip AND Mary & Annie Belle had a wonderful time at Falcon's Landing today visiting with retired veterans.

Michelle & Chip AND Mary & Annie Belle had a wonderful time at Falcon's Landing today visiting with retired veterans.

The Ryan Bartel Foundation
10/24/2018

The Ryan Bartel Foundation

Make connections at The FORT on Nov 4th, whether through animals and nature, music, meditation, art or empowering conversation. We can't wait to partner with Project Horse Empowerment Center for Equine Therapy, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for dog therapy, A Place To Be for Music Therapy, Suzanne Nixon for Meditation and thank you to Paxton Trust for donating My Intent bracelets for our Bracelet making workshop 'What's your WORD'. Register NOW as space is limited.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084aacad2ca1f94-thefort9

Kris and Nic had the honor of sharing the day with staff and students at Battlefield High School. The school recently lo...
10/24/2018

Kris and Nic had the honor of sharing the day with staff and students at Battlefield High School. The school recently lost a beloved staff member, so they specifically requested Kris Campesi to visit in the hopes to provide comfort and a smile. JOB WELL DONE!!!

Thank you to Nic the therapy dog from Summit Animal Therapy for brightening the day today. #bobcatfamily #bobcatstrong

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13604 Floris St
Oak Hill, VA
20171

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(703) 793-0181

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Michelle & Tibby had a wonderful time today with our new friends at The FORT & Ryan Bartel Foundation!!! This is a great organization working with local teens!!!
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