DogAbility Center

Canine-Assisted Activities

for children & adults of all abilities

PO Box 7437 Hicksville, NY 11802-7437
(516) 387-0066

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Welcome to DogAbility Center 

an all-volunteer program

Education ~ Recreation ~ Socialization ~ Inspiration ~ Comfort  


DogAbility Center's Mission: To provide innovative canine-assisted experiences, using certified activity therapy dogs with skilled handlers that afford stimulation, encouragement and entertainment to better the lives and well-being of children and adults of all abilities in the community.

DogAbility Center is the first of its kind on Long Island to invite participants to visit at an all-inclusive location where a specialized canine-interactive experience is aligned with a participant's needs. We offer multiple canine-assisted activities, utilizing certified therapy dogs who engage with our participants in one-on-one experiences including elements found in canine sports. Participants include a large variety of individuals and groups of children and adults with and without special needs.


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Individual/Group Sessions

SADIYou will interact with dogs while they go swiftly over jumps, through tunnels and hoops, and ride in little red wagons.

Dog Training Sessions

trainingWe train you and your dog to become a DogAbility Certified Activity Therapy Team as well as testing for AKC Certifications.

Canine Care and Education Clinics

Topics include how to choose the right dog for your family, preparing for a new puppy, behavior, training and canine sports. 

Canine Literacy Partners

girl reading to dogProfessional instructors help your child build reading skills and confidence without judgement. 

Doggie & Me

Mommy and Me sessions with your preschooler and our safe and gentle dogs.

Pooch Parties

christopherParty with LIVE DOGS! Participate with our gentle, loving dogs in a variety of fun and games.


dogsmartChildren are introduced to canine behavior, training, nutrition, care and management.

Fear of Dogs

fear of dogsOur private sessions help you take the tension out of human-dog interactions.


scoutsScout groups may attend a session as a social outing, or in preparation to earn a merit badge.

Senior Socials

SeniorsMeet and connect with others in a group setting while engaging in canine-assisted activities with our certified dogs.


VeteransOur specially trained canines will provide the emotional support that a veteran might need.


workshopsInformative sessions on obtaining the right dog for your family and caring for the dog you already have.


 Please Donate!

Please donate any amount you can to help us with all the costs associated with this one-of-a-kind volunteer program!
Donations accepted

DogAbility Center is a not-for-profit organization and is exempt from Federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Contributions to this organization are deductible for tax purposes.

Mitzvah Projects

If you love dogs and are looking for a meaningful Mitzvah Project, DogAbility Center is the place for you.


Community Service

Giving back is a great way to fulfill your community service requirement for school or a club, build your resume, and make a difference in your community.

Community Service

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Webmaster Chris Forrester