Sign In

Funeral Homes Have ESA

July 28, 2020

Stillinger Family Funeral Home has added a staff member you wouldn’t expect to meet when you walk through the door. David Stillinger joined us today to introduce us to this “pupular” addition to the funeral home.

They have six-month-old Labradoodle named Foster who is a fully certified therapy dog. His name has a special meaning because he fosters love, healing and hope for their clients.

Dogs also have an ability to help those grieving with their feelings. Stillinger say they noticed that with with their beloved Butler, the first dog added to their family and team, and they’re looking forward to the comfort that Foster can provide.

There are also two other dogs that serve their clients in need, Harley and Harper. Stillinger says death can be hard to talk about, but people always open up to the dogs. They are natural therapists.

The Stillinger Family Funeral Home is about compassion and treating people like family. They work with families that are grieving and help people pre-plan their services.

They can work with you by yourself or with your family, so you receive the services you would like and possibly take the burden off those left behind.

Register Your Dog

  • Most Recent News

    Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

    When Luke Hengen’s diabetes worsened in his early twenties, it stripped him of the outdoor activities where the country kid felt at home. Countless wilderness adventures and years of hard-fought football games took a toll on his body, to the point where he could no longer sense when his blood sugar was too high or […]

    Read more

    Students Get Therapy Dog

    When middle school students return to class on Jan. 11, they’ll find a new face at the door: Daisy. Daisy is a therapy dog and the personal pet of Rob Kreger, principal of the Rock L. Butler Middle School. The five-year-old golden retriever is not a school pet or mascot, but rather a working dog […]

    Read more

    Therapy Dogtor

    Last March, Caroline Benzel, a third-year medical student, began to notice the stress and discomfort her nurse friends were feeling from the pressures of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “[Personal protective equipment] can be really rough on the skin,” Benzel, 31, tells PEOPLE. Benzel and her 3-year-old Rottweiler, Loki (who’s also a therapy dog) hatched a […]

    Read more

    Therapy Dog Pups

    When Stanley the miniature fox terrier’s owner passed away, the little dog started a ‘paw-some’ new role – bringing puppy love to some of the Gold Coast’s oldest residents. After Carinity Cedarbrook Diversional Therapist Julianne Staff adopted Stanley, he began visiting the aged care community at Mudgeeraba as a therapy dog. Therapy dogs help to […]

    Read more

    Puppy Cams

    A nonprofit is providing an unusual form of therapy for those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – puppy cams! “You spend five minutes with a puppy and try not to smile,” said registered nurse Robin Lingg Lagrone. Lingg Lagrone says watching little furballs wag their tails and prance on their paws helps […]

    Read more

    Pet Committee

    When Moore County’s school doors were abruptly closed earlier in 2020, two- and four-legged volunteers from the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC) were in their 12th year of presenting a six-session Pet Responsibility Education Program for fourth-graders. The PRC quickly shifted gears and placed its program materials online as part of a home […]

    Read more