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Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs provide comfort to anyone suffering from stress. Here are some examples:

  • court room visits to help people testifying

  • children with autism or emotional disorders

  • hospitals

  • nursing homes

  • hospice

  • disaster areas.

 

These dogs go through training with their handler. A therapy dog must have the temperament to allow unfamiliar people to make physical contact.

 

Through the hard work of Janice Behr, one of our volunteers and a trained therapy dog handler, three of our dogs have passed training.  Rose, Noodles and Sherry are now registered therapy dogs.  We hope that when these dogs are adopted they will continue with the program!