Therapy Dogs

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Coming to court can be a stressful experience. We are pleased to offer the service of a Therapy Dog to patrons of the Winnebago County Courthouse.

Volunteer Therapy Dog Program

Our Therapy Dog Teams (dog and owner) are all volunteers affiliated with pet therapy organizations. Each team must adhere to confidentiality guidelines, complete a background check, and provide annual proof of liability insurance, registration and vaccinations.

When visiting one of our court facilities, make a special request or look for one of our Therapy Dog Teams, wearing a Therapy Dog Team Badge!

To request a therapy dog, please complete and return a Therapy Dog Request Form in advance (we suggest at least 7 days in advance).

Program Contact:

Kathleen Fink, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Judge
Winnebago County Courthouse, Suite 215
Phone:  (815) 319-4800
Email:  kfink@17thcircuit.illinoiscourts.gov

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