Wilderwood Service Dogs
1319 Tuckaleechee Trail
Maryville, TN 37803
Hello, everyone, my name is Tiffany and I'm the president/founder of Wilderwood. This organization was born out of dreams, sweat and tears, and I'm proud to be a part of it. We opened our doors in Maryville, TN on August 1, 2005. I am a psychiatric nurse by trade and have been involved in psych care and nursing for all of my adult life. I have seen a lot of treatment modalities in that time. I have given a lot of medication. I deal daily with brain trauma, autism, emotional illness, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Out of these experiences arose an awareness that there was something missing and something that simply MUST work better.
I have also been involved with dogs since childhood. I have trained dogs in obedience, animal assisted therapy and service dog work. Wilderwood is an outgrowth of those life experiences.
In all my experience I have never seen anything, and I can safely say ANYTHING, that has been more therapeutic than the animal/human interaction. What happens to a person's soul, and then their perception, in the presence of a beloved animal is far reaching. That relationship impacts a person's life more than a therapist, medicine, treatment programs or all of them combined. In that reality, Wilderwood finds its passion. Our dogs help individuals gain independence (emotional and physical). Our dogs provide unconditional love and support. They assist in all facets of life; behavioral, emotional and physical. We are excited to be a part of something so wonderful.
Wilderwood also has an at-risk teen outreach program. We teach teens to train service dogs! It is a remarkable program and the kids and dogs love it. We are happy to be here, happy you came to visit our site and are expectant of great things for and from our organization. Continue to visit us on-line, refer us to those in need and stop by for some tea if you’re ever in the area!
Wilderwood Board of Directors
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