ARGOS, Dog therapy for children with disability

by Asociacion de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Discapacidad de Santiago Atitlan
ARGOS, Dog therapy for children with disability


ARGOS with a noble mission, play an essential role in caring for children with disabilities. Argos aims to improve the quality of life and emotional, social, cognitive, and physical functioning by providing comprehensive care for children with different disabilities. Argos does a spectacular job playing with them, visiting their homes, and teaching them to socialize, among many other things. Thanks to ARGOS, the children have now improved their relationships; their cognitive and physical skills

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Many children with disabilities are unfortunately sequestered by their families, and this also impedes their comprehensive development and favors their delay in various areas of their lives. The need to provide comprehensive care to children becomes a challenge for the professional team and Argos, serving, visiting the children, and traveling to various places to reach the required care for Argos and an expense for attention to the participants.


Many children have considerably improved their condition due to the care they receive from ARGOS; however, there is still much work to be done, and many more children to support. Currently, the costs to provide these therapies are high and there are not enough resources to be able to continue with the work, these resources are necessary to make payments for ARGOS food, veterinary costs, transportation and the assistant person in charge of the job with ARGOS.

Long-Term Impact

Through the intervention of assisted therapy with ARGOS, the participants feel the activities less and less heavy and challenging to do, through the dog, he carries out the exercises and finishes them transmits security to the children and motivates them to do them, also influencing their emotions and creating a bond of trust that favors good results and the viability of the project.


Organization Information

Asociacion de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Discapacidad de Santiago Atitlan

Location: Santiago Atitlan - Guatemala
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Mauricio Mogollon
Santiago Atitlan , Guatemala
$537 raised of $10,000 goal
6 donations
$9,463 to go
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