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New therapy dog at Donley Elementary School

March 27, 2020

Donley staff members are hoping if all goes well with Keeli, the therapy dog, the district will get more for other schools. “When you’re stress-free and you have a sense of peace, it’s easier to learn so we’re just hoping to include that into our culture,” said Principal Tracey Barton. Barton was excited about the […]

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VVS welcomes Red, a therapy dog-in-training

March 27, 2020

It’s hard for anyone to deny that canine friends can hold important relationships with humans. It is this sort of positive connection that VVS is testing out through the newest member of their school body, Red, a therapy dog in training. The VVS press release reported that four years ago, VVS Social Worker Brandy-Lee Lappin […]

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Therapy dog Bayley brings love, licks and purpose to students at Rose Hill

March 27, 2020

  Bayley, a 5-year-old, 57-pound mixed breed — part fox terrier and part boxer — spends most school days working alongside Geist at Rose Hill. “Bayley has taken to her job with pure joy. The children love her and she loves them,” said Geist, who also has taught at Baldwin and French Run elementary schools […]

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Therapy dogs being used more to help with emotional support, healing

March 27, 2020

While emotional support dogs are for one person, therapy dogs are for everyone, said Robin Ash, therapy dog trainer and handler. Therapy dogs provide many benefits in many different places, including at Cabell Huntington Hospital, where 14 therapy dogs (a 15th was just approved) visit patients to lift their spirits and provide some much-needed emotional […]

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Therapy Dog Offers Comfort to Grief-Stricken Humans Who Lost Loved Ones

March 27, 2020

Funeral director Nora Pavone knows well that for her patrons, it can be intimidating walking into the visitation room for the first time. That is why bereaved clients who walk into the Marine Park Funeral Home in Brooklyn, New York, are immediately greeted by someone who “really can read emotions,” the director old People. It […]

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CLC students relax with therapy dog visit

March 27, 2020

A Central Lakes College counselor said therapy animals have become a trend of sorts in higher education, especially with students who may have animals at home they’re missing or who just need a simple way to destress and lessen their anxiety. Goldie and two other therapy dogs were on campus Monday to help students relax […]

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University’s Staff Therapy Dog Continues to Bring Comfort

March 27, 2020

By connecting with students on Instagram, Brue, a member of the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services team, is still making students smile while endeavoring to give them a sense of calm as they adjust to the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic and learning remotely for the remainder of this semester. “I want them to […]

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Blind, deaf therapy dog impacts community

March 27, 2020

Braille Kenney, 11, is an active therapy K9 with Delta Pet Partners San Antonio. Kelly Kenney, his owner, brings him all over the place to various social events so several in the community are familiar with who Braille is and what he stands for. “We go to different places and businesses,” Kenney said. “Like children […]

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Longtime Del Sol Medical Center therapy dog, Duke, retires

March 27, 2020

Longtime Del Sol Medical Center therapy dog, Duke Garcia, retired Friday in a special ceremony. Duke has been serving hospital patients for “42 years” (six human-years). Officials at Del Sol say he’s spent his time at the hospital bringing joy to patients and staff, forming a special bond with Del Sol’s CEO David Shrimp. During […]

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Deaf therapy dog cheers up kids with drive-by visits

March 27, 2020

This deaf therapy dog is cheering up students stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis by doing drive-by visits. 🐶How cute is this!?  

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