Does anyone have a therapy dog?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Sea_Ashley:  I don’t, but my friend does. She brings her dog to hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. My dog is definitely not qualified to do this work, lol.

Post # 4
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My brother has his own personal therapy dog and he brings his dog to a place called Clubhouse. It is a place for people who have anxiety disorders or some sort of mental illness. They LOVE it!! It isn’t a typical hospital but I wouldn’t have even known something like this exsisted until he started going there. My brother is mentally challenged himself.

That may be a good idea to look into? Best of luck and you are pretty amazing for wanting to do that!

Post # 5
825 posts
Busy bee

Both my dogs are CGC certified and we’re working to get to a Therapy dog certification.

Post # 6
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i don’t have any great ideas for you, but I just wanted to pop in and say that I LOVE the therapy dogs that come to the children’s hospital I work at. They are so calm and sweet and the patients adore them. I think it is a wonderful thing you’re doing 🙂

Post # 8
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Sea_Ashley:  Not just children’s hospitals benefit from therapy dogs — what about Hospice or regular hospitals?  

There’s a program at my local library that brings a therapy dog in once a week or month for kids to read to which I think is an adorable idea!

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