Therapy Dogs

1 09, 2019

Therapy Animals – Offering Comfort and Cheer to People in Need

2019-09-09T16:20:21+00:00September 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Animals have been known to offer humans companionship since ages. However, more recently, therapy animals have been recognized by medical science for the benefits they provide. There are endless ways that animals like dogs, cats, and horses offer therapeutic benefits and help people heal from physical as well as psychological ailments. Besides assisting humans in [...]

1 08, 2019

How Therapy Dogs Can Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing

2019-09-10T09:52:44+00:00August 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." –Josh Billings How true is that! Dog owners would agree that merely being around their dogs fills their hearts with a sense of happiness, contentment, and peace. No matter how dull and dark the world might seem, as soon [...]

1 07, 2019

Lesser-known Venues That Can Benefit from Therapy Dogs

2019-09-10T13:07:34+00:00July 1st, 2019|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

The age-old saying of “A dog is a man's best friend” has found its true application in recent times.  Our furry mates have always been the most loved members of the family. They give equal or more love as we give them and drive profound psychological benefits to improve our wellbeing.  Of late, the idea [...]

1 06, 2019

How To Go About Finding Venues To Visit with Your Therapy Dog

2019-09-10T09:55:30+00:00June 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Once you have decided to become a therapy dog advocate, the question of where to take your furry helper begins. There are a variety of venues that benefit from visits by therapy dogs and their owners, but organizing visits can occasionally be complicated. You may have to persuade organizations of the benefits, and you’ll need [...]

6 05, 2019

Unusual therapy animals lighten the mood at U.S. airport

2019-09-10T09:56:33+00:00May 6th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

The trend of airport therapy animals started not long after Sept. 11, 2001, when an airport chaplain at San Jose's Mineta International brought her pet dog to the terminal to help travelers relax before their flights. As the number of people flying has increased in the years since, so have the number of airports that have adopted [...]

1 04, 2019

Airports and Therapy Dogs: A Complete Guide

2019-09-10T09:57:13+00:00April 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Been to an airport recently and seen a happy furry friend with a “Pet Me”  jacket on? He’s probably a part of that airport’s therapy dog program, geared towards helping customers de-stress while waiting for their flights. These dogs (and cats and pigs!) are there to pet and play with in times of stress. A [...]

4 03, 2019

Magis Puppy Fundraiser

2019-09-10T10:04:44+00:00March 4th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Herman Miller is an international furniture design and manufacturing company.  Their focus is modern home and office furniture.  One of their designs is Magis Puppy, which can be used as a child’s stool or simply as sculpture.       Herman Miller periodically brings together their clients, allied organizations, designers and staff in various locations [...]

1 02, 2019

How to Handle ‘What If’ Therapy Dog Visiting Scenarios

2019-09-12T10:44:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs are trained and accustomed to bringing joy to the lives of patients in need of a little extra love. Taking our caring canines across the country to help make lives brighter and more loving is a ceaseless pleasure, for both the dog and the patient they’re meeting. But in order to keep our [...]

10 01, 2019

Can you take a therapy dog anywhere?

2019-09-10T10:06:11+00:00January 10th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

There is a lot of confusion over just where you can take your therapy dog. Due to misconceptions over how therapy dogs are viewed by the government, there are frequent misunderstandings over where they are allowed to accompany their handlers, making it vital that you learn the facts. Therapy dogs do not fall under the [...]

1 12, 2018

Relieving the Rescuers: Therapy Dogs and Firefighters

2019-08-27T19:16:44+00:00December 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Day after day, firefighters and other first responders risk their lives for people they’ve never met. In a 24-hour shift, they are exposed to all sorts of traumatic events, from wildfires they can’t control to patients they can’t save, as hard as they try. And although these men and women are incredibly strong, sometimes they, [...]