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Canine Rehabilitation in Orlando, FL

We specialize in helping senior dogs improve their independence and mobility, so they can enjoy their Golden Years with as little pain as possible!

Canine Rehab

Is Canine Rehab Right for My Dog?

You know your dog better than anyone else. With that in mind, you can play a key role in the rehabilitation process by paying close attention to how your pet behaves day after day. Are you seeing signs of obvious pain? Does it seem like your dog has recently lost a lot of strength? Would your pet benefit from losing a few pounds? Does your dog need help building strength in the process of recovering from a recent surgery?

The answers to these questions and more will help determine if physical therapy is a good fit for your pet. As a mobile animal clinic, we are proud to serve clients around the greater
Orlando, Florida area. We love promoting health through canine rehabilitation for dogs throughout the region, and it would be our honor to serve you.

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Our Services


Exercise will be prescribed for your pet based on the ailment, injury, or illness.

Typically consists of stretching, strengthening, and balance training.

Your pet will be prescribed a home exercise program so that you and your pet can improve carryover between sessions.


Cold Laser Therapy to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.

Electrical Stimulation to decrease pain or improve muscle activation.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to reduce pain, inflammation, and accelerate healing.

Soft tissue mobilization to reduce tight areas in muscles and/or reduce swelling.

Joint mobilization to reduce pain and restore natural movement.

About Happy Paws Rehab in Orlando, Florida

Happy Paws Rehabilitation and Wellness was established by Dr. Samantha Peters, PT, DPT, FDNS, CSCS, CCRT. Thanks to the mobile nature of our business, we come to you to provide treatment – a distinction over other rehabilitation businesses for dogs that serves a couple of benefits. For one, you’ll enjoy the convenience of not having to make the trip to some other location, as we’ll do the driving for you. Additionally, your dog will be more comfortable receiving treatment at home, which can serve to make the rehab efforts more successful.

Common Conditions Treated (but not limited to):


Why choose Happy Paws Rehab?

You have a variety of choices available when you pick a rehab service provider for your pet. And, of course, as a loving pet owner, you only want the best of everything for your dog, and that certainly includes medical care. So, why would you pick Happy Paws Rehab out of the many other rehabilitation possibilities in the Orlando area?

The value of what we have to offer to your family starts with the training, passion, and experience of Dr. Samantha Peters. Dr. Peters, who is sometimes referred to as The Dog Whisperer, has known that she wanted to work with animals her whole life, and she has pursued extensive education to make sure she delivers nothing short of the best possible care to each and every dog trusted to her. When you work with Happy Paws Rehab, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your dog’s health is in the hands of someone who cares just as much as you do.

In addition to Dr. Peters’ experience and love for all animals, you’ll also benefit from the mobile nature of our business. Rather than having to carve time out of your day to travel to a specific location in the Orlando area, you can book your appointment for a time that is convenient at
home and we’ll come to you. This dramatically cuts back on the total time you have to spend
handling this appointment while still getting your dog the professional therapy he or she needs.

Spotting Signs of Trouble

As much as we love to care for pets, we can’t be there around the clock at your home to monitor the health of your dog. You are there, however, and you can play a vital role in your pet’s health by making sure to act when something seems off. You don’t need to have training in this field to make important observations that will cause you to seek care from a vet and a rehab clinic. Some signs to consider include:


  • Change in habits. If your dog no longer wants to participate in an activity that has typically been a favorite – such as going on long walks or playing in the park – you will want to consider the possibility that an injury has occurred. Of course, you won’t be expected to diagnose the issue on your own, but you’ll be able to reach out for help to get to the bottom of the matter.

  • Favoring a leg. One of the more obvious issues that can come up with your dog’s health is a limp or an unwillingness to put weight on a specific leg. Watch your dog walk or run and note if anything about the gait changes over time.

  • Whimpering. Another common sign occurs when a dog whimpers while walking, jumping, or trying to play. These vocalizations are not an accident – they are your pet asking you for help.

No matter what kind of signs your dog is presenting, don’t waste any time getting in touch with your vet to explore the matter more thoroughly. And, if rehab is needed, be sure to reach out to Happy Paws Rehab right away to make your first appointment. We would be honored to serve you.


I met Dr Samantha Peters in mid August after my 8 year old dachshund, named Elsa, had Emergency Surgery at the University of Florida Vet School for a ruptured disc in the middle of her spine. I was a mess after bringing her home and helping her with recovery until I met Sam! She was so helpful, understanding and great with Elsa! And Elsa absolutely adored Sam! I wasn’t sure if Elsa would walk again, and she is walking better then I ever thought she would! I cannot say enough about how happy and thankful I am for Sam. She is excellent at what she does, and it shows through what she has done for Elsa! I would recommend Happy Paws to anyone who has a fur baby in need of physical therapy! Dr Samantha Peters is the best! We are going to miss her very much!
-Elsa's Mom
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All information on this website is intended for instruction and informational purposes only. The authors are not responsible for any harm or injury that may result. Significant injury risk is possible if you do not follow due diligence and seek suitable professional advice about your pet’s injury. No guarantees of specific results are expressly made or implied on this website.

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