Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Bellevue, WA. We provide expert education and guidance for legal professionals who would like to incorporate a professionally trained, certified facility dog into their work. We partner with assistance dog organizations that are accredited by Assistance Dogs International to help you develop a Courthouse Dog Program that is consistent with best practices in this field. Our clients include prosecutor offices, child advocacy centers, law enforcement agencies, CASA organizations, sexual assault centers, victim advocacy organizations, and other agencies that serve vulnerable individuals involved in the legal system.

Whether you’d like a free consultation for your organization, or you need help with a current implementation, we’re all ears! The sooner you can contact us, the better we can assist you with your facility dog program.


Sunnie Richardson JD
Interim CEO

Email Sunnie Richardson


Celeste Walsen DVM
Program Director

Email Celeste Walsen


Ellen O’Neill-Stephens JD
Director of Advocacy and Policy

Email Ellen O’Neill-Stephens


Courthouse Dogs Foundation
2337 148th Ave NE #1345
Bellevue, WA  98007

For a free consultation, Contact us today