MISSION OF A THERAPY DOG
Residents or patients of the facilities we serve represent numerous mental and physical health issues. Loneliness is one of the largest growing problems in America. Therapy dogs fill a need in nursing homes to touch and to be touched. The human-dog bond can have profound physiological advantages. People visiting with our dogs experience a decrease in blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and a general sense of well-being. Physically and mentally challenged children can learn to be more nurturing and gentle with contact from our dogs. Alzheimer�s patients remember our dogs� names even though other memories are fading.
We are always looking for responsible handlers and well-mannered dogs to join our team. If your dog is at least 1 year old and you are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, contact us through our Website or call Sharon Crockett at 639-7323.