If your dog is easy-going and friendly with all types of people and other dogs, they might be a great candidate for animal therapy. While animal therapy and AAA are similar, animal therapy dogs need to be certified and therefore need to pass through multiple stages of training and testing. But once they do, the door will open to more approved activities you can both do to bring health and joy to others!
Many hospitals and nursing homes have policies that allow scheduled visits for well-behaved and social animals and they're a great way to spread the joy you get from your pet with others. Visits are usually kept pretty short but they will certainly bring a smile to the faces of people who need them most and your social dog will most certainly enjoy the extra petting and attention!
Yes, this one is a no-brainer, but it deserves to be on the list! Dog parks are often one of the first and best places to get your dog some social time with both old friends and new friends, human and canine.