Discover your ideal
Canine Companion

Therapy, Service, Emotional Support (ESA), Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD), or Family Companions

Whether you're seeking a family companion, a therapy partner, or a service dog, we have the perfect puppy to meet your needs.  Our Habibi Bear dogs were created and lovingly developed for this sole purpose!  
Experience the Habibi Bear Magic.

companionship levels

Family Companion . Emotional Support . Therapy . Service 

Explore the diverse roles and levels of companionship that our dogs can provide on this dedicated page. While many families seek a cherished family companion, our puppies are raised on The Habibi Method, which incorporates a meticulously crafted curriculum designed to ensure the success of our puppies. Through a Temperament & Personality Evaluation , each pup is given a voice in their placement. This method, developed with care over time, empowers our Habibi Bear puppies to excel in roles such as Emotional Support dogs, Therapy dogs, and even Service dogs, with proper therapy or service training.  Join us as we navigate through the different levels of companionship, offering insights to help you understand what to expect and determine the best fit for your unique home and lifestyle.

Meet the Habibi Bear

A Perfect Emotional Support Dog, Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD),Therapy Dog, and family Companion—created For today's World.

Our carefully bred Habibi Bears boast a lineage dedicated to nurturing sound temperaments, making them ideal therapy or family companions. Developed exclusively for this purpose, we meticulously select and combine healthy genetics and unique temperaments from parent dogs with a proven record in therapy and support roles. Originating from a teacher's specific need for a supportive canine in the classroom, the Habibi Bear fills a crucial niche in today's world. Unlike breeds created over a century ago for a different era, the Habibi excels in providing emotional support, adapting to suburban environments, and is allergy-friendly. 

Whether you are looking for a family companion, service companion, or therapy companion, we have you covered! 

Emotional Support
& Family  Companions

Providing Comfort in Times of Need

Emotional Support Dogs offer solace and companionship to individuals facing emotional or mental challenges. Without specific training requirements, these animals provide unconditional love, helping lower stress levels and offer calming support during difficult moments.

ESA & Family Companion

In redefining the essence of companion dogs, our Habibi Bear teddy bear dogs embody the epitome of canine partnership. Distinct from service dogs, family companion dogs require no specific tasks but rather thrive on providing unwavering companionship and unconditional love, catering to individuals of all ages. With a steadfast loyalty that endures for years, our Habibi Bear Companion dogs seamlessly blend into various lifestyles, proving to be ideal for service or therapy work. Rooted in a pleasant disposition and attentiveness to human needs, these dogs are not just amiable but are genuinely content when alongside their human companions. Whether engaging in household chores, watching TV, or going for a stroll, our Habibi Bears are a wonderful companion. Suited for households with children or as dedicated companions for seniors, each puppy possesses a unique personality, carefully assessed through temperament testing to ensure the perfect match for your individual circumstances.
  • This is the most common choice for families who want an Emotional Support Dog
  • No specialized training required, but recommended
  • No public access
  • For housing approval, a letter from a licensed psychologist is required 

therapy companions

Our Habibi Bears were created for this!

A new breed for today's world and a program to support them.  Our Habibi Method Puppy Curriculum is crafted to foster strong bonding instincts in our puppies, shaping them into your ideal companions. Many of our clients delight in contributing to their communities with therapy dogs. Explore the diverse options available to commence your journey of heart healing alongside your canine companion.

Therapy Companion

Also known as "Comfort Dogs" and "Facility Dogs," Therapy Dogs excel in offering attention and comfort to individuals, delivering therapeutic benefits through their gentle nature and unwavering affection. This support is especially beneficial for those facing challenging health issues or trauma. Unlike service dogs, Therapy Dogs are accessible to everyone, collaborating with their human partner to form a therapy team that provides affection and solace in diverse settings such as hospitals, doctor's offices, classrooms, courtrooms, retirement homes, hospices, disaster areas, and among individuals with learning difficulties or undergoing trauma.

  • Therapy dogs work as a team with their human partner to provide support to many people
  • This is the choice for individual who enjoy serving others in volunteer work, or for professional practices wanting a dog to support clients and patients, such as Doctor's Offices.  
  • Can receive certification from a qualified trainer or facility 
  • Consistent training recommended from early on (we are happy to provide referral assistance)
  • Depending on where you choose to provide services, additional certification and insurance can apply
  • Does not receive public access

types of therapy dogs

Types of Therapy Dogs

Facility-Based Therapy Dogs

 These canine companions are primarily employed in nursing homes, professional doctor's offices,  and classrooms, undergoing specialized training to assist in the care facility. They provide support to the patients, clients and students in various ways, depending on the type of facility.  They are typically the personal pet of a staff member and trained by them.

Types of therapy dogs

Therapy Dogs

 These dogs, considered household pets, accompany their owners on visits to hospitals, group homes, nursing homes, courtrooms, detention and rehabilitation facilities. Specifically trained for therapeutic visits, these dogs offer support to individuals facing physical or mental illness, or those under legal mandates. The presence of a Visitation Dog during these visits has the potential to bring brightness to their day, uplift their spirits, and serve as motivation in their therapy or treatment.

Types of therapy dogs 

Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs

These dogs collaborate with physical and occupational therapists to accomplish crucial recovery goals for individuals. Their assistance extends to many tasks.  Some for example can be; enhancing limb mobility, fine motor control, and reinstating pet care skills for managing pets at home. Assisted Animal Therapy Dogs typically operate within rehabilitation facilities.

Service Companions

Empowering Independence Through Training

Service Dogs are highly trained to assist individuals with disabilities, performing tasks that range from guiding the visually impaired to alerting to seizures. Beyond companionship, they serve as indispensable aids, contributing to a more accessible and independent life for their human partners.

Service Companions

An Assistance or Support Dog, also known as a service dog in the United States, undergoes specialized training to aid individuals with disabilities, distinguishing them from therapy dogs that can work with multiple people. Service Dogs are trained to perform tasks specifically for a disabled individual who might struggle with those tasks. A service "support" dog is expressly trained to mitigate a task for their human. Service dogs are the only trained dogs that receive public access and must pass a qualification test. They can accompany their human in any business location where other dogs may not have the same access. These remarkable dogs, our Habibi Heroes, play a crucial role in providing essential assistance.

It's important to note that many families may confuse their need for emotional support with the need for a service dog. Training a service dog requires one-on-one, in-person training between owner and dog to form a cohesive team. We strongly recommend locating a trainer in your area to guide you through this process, as it is a gradual journey that involves years of learning, bonding, and mutual understanding between owner and dog.

  • Service dogs work with ONE person to mitigate a task
  • This is the preferred option for individuals with disabilities requiring vital life-saving assistance
    • Examples of service jobs; medical alert, seeing eye dog, seizure alert, mobility assistance, psychiatric service dogs (PSD)
  • Your dog will need to be trained for this specific purpose by a trainer in your area (we are happy to provide referral assistance), or you can enroll in self-guided online programs to prepare your team for the public access test.
  • Dedication to training is essential, and the process may span several years. Success hinges on your ongoing and committed efforts.
  • Upon successfully completing the training, your dog gains public access privileges.

types of service dogs

Types of service Dogs

psychiatric Assist

 Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSD)  are specially trained to help people managing mental health conditions by providing comfort, interrupting harmful behaviors, and helping to navigate social situations. They're a source of constant support, helping to alleviate anxiety and stress, and improve overall well-being.

Types of service dogs

Mobility Assist

 Mobility assist service dogs are trained companions that help individuals with physical challenges navigate their daily lives, providing support with tasks like opening doors, retrieving items, and offering stability during walks. These devoted dogs act as an extension of their handler, enhancing independence and offering loyal companionship.

Types of service dogs 

Medical Alert

Medical alert service dogs are lifesavers, trained to detect and warn their owners of medical issues like low blood sugar or seizures before they happen. These vigilant pups provide an extra layer of security, giving peace of mind and the freedom to live life more fully.

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