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Therapy Dog Visits

Are you looking to brighten lives and spread joy in your community? Look no further! Our therapy dog program brings comfort, smiles, and wagging tails to schools, businesses, veteran homes, nursing homes, and more.

🌟 **Why Choose Our Therapy Dogs?** 🌟


✨ **Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR)**  “the utilization of certified canine-and-handler teams assisting in crisis interventions to support the psychological and physiological needs of individuals affected by, and responding to, crises and disasters in complex, unpredictable environments. Our Handlers consist of current and Retired First Responders. Peer support can help responders cope, lower stigma, and build team cohesion.

✨ **Emotional Support:** Our trained therapy dogs provide emotional support, reducing stress and anxiety.


✨ **Companionship:** They offer a warm and furry presence, creating connections and brightening days.


✨ **Positive Impact:** Studies show that therapy dog visits can improve mood and overall well-being.


🏫 **Perfect for Schools:** Enhance the learning environment by bringing the calming influence of our therapy dogs to your school.


🏢 **Boost Workplace Morale:** Reduce workplace stress and boost morale with regular therapy dog visits to your business.

✨ **Supporting Veterans:** Honor our veterans with the comfort and companionship of our therapy dogs in veteran homes.


🏥 **Brighten Nursing Homes:** Bring smiles to the faces of residents in nursing homes, making their days brighter.

Meet The Team

Key reasons why therapy dog visits are valuable


**Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR)**  Extensive research has been conducted on the psychological and physiological impact canines have on first responders who have experienced traumatic events. The interaction between humans and canines prompts neurochemical releases, such as oxytocin, in the circulatory system and brain . Oxytocin buffers the stress response and cortisol secretion (stress hormone) and is also involved in emotion, trust, and bonding  This neurochemical effect enhances the positive interaction between the canine intervention team and the first responders with whom they interact.

**Emotional Support:** Therapy dogs provide comfort and emotional support to people experiencing stress, anxiety, or emotional challenges. Their presence can have a calming and soothing effect.


**Reducing Loneliness:** For individuals in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, therapy dog visits combat loneliness and provide companionship.


**Improving Mental Health:** Interacting with therapy dogs can boost mood and overall mental well-being. It's especially beneficial for those dealing with depression or PTSD.


**Stress Reduction:** Petting or spending time with therapy dogs can lower stress levels and reduce the production of stress hormones, such as cortisol.


**Enhancing Learning:** In schools, therapy dogs can improve the learning environment. They offer a non-judgmental presence that helps students feel more relaxed and focused.


**Boosting Morale at Work:** In a workplace, therapy dog visits can improve employee morale, reduce workplace stress, and increase job satisfaction.


**Physical Benefits:** Petting a dog can trigger the release of oxytocin, a hormone associated with bonding and affection, which can have positive physiological effects.


**Promoting Social Interaction:** Therapy dogs can encourage social interaction among people, fostering connections and breaking down barriers.


**Providing a Sense of Normalcy:** In hospitals and healthcare settings, therapy dogs can provide a sense of normalcy and distraction from medical procedures.


**Enhancing Quality of Life:** Overall, therapy dog visits contribute to an improved quality of life for people of all ages and backgrounds.

These visits are conducted by trained therapy dog teams and are designed to be safe and positive experiences for everyone involved. They serve as a reminder of the incredible bond between humans and animals and the therapeutic benefits this bond can bring.

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