We are now personally working with Angel and Benji, Havanese, to train them as Therapy Dogs to see if they can reduce the severity or totally circumvent the onset of a meltdown. Whereas Service Dogs are trained to work for a variety of special disabilities and provide physical assistance or control for some autism behaviors, therapy dogs can assist autistic children by making them feel socially and emotionally secure.

Havanese are cheerful little dogs with big brown eyes and affectionate with people. We will post more information about our experience as we gain it, and have started a resource list at Therapy Dogs here on this website.


Skye - HavaneseLooking for a Havanese? Skye is a 4-year-old 17lbs white and black Havanese looking for a good home. She is fully vaccinated and spayed. She was rescued from an older gentleman that could no longer care for her. She would be better in a home without children and is a great companion dog. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell say why you think you would be a good fit for Skye.

See also: 

AKC Breed Description - Havanese