Therapy Dog


Baxter is a Maltese/Shih Tzu/Schnauzer cross who was surrendered to the pound when he was 8 years old. Baxter’s history is unknown, but it became clear very quickly that he would make a great co-therapist. 

Baxter loves to sit on the couch next to clients, and is great at helping people feel relaxed and calm. He is no-shedding and low-allergenic, so clients with allergies can safely sit with him.


The benefits of animals to assist in therapy is widely recognised, so if you would like to work with Baxter, he is available to attend your appointment with prior booking.


*Please note that Baxter is only trained to attend sessions alongside 

Amber Rules.

You can follow Baxter on Instagram @baxtertherapydog

Sydney Addictions Recovery operates on Gadigal & Wangal country. We acknowledge the Gadigal & Wangal people as the traditional custodians of the Leichhardt region and that sovereignty never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

We proudly work with clients who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, LGBTQIA+, and those who work in the sex industry.

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Sydney Addictions Recovery provides counselling, referrals and support to individuals, couples and families impacted by addictions and mental health issues, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, disordered eating and associated difficulties.

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