When a friend referred me to this article from the NY Times, I glanced at it and the first thing I noticed was that it was 8 pages long. Since I have the attention span of a housefly, I couldn’t imagine reading the whole thing, but I was hooked from the first paragraph. As an adoptive mother of disabled children, I recognized the struggles this Atlanta family was facing after adopting a boy and a girl from Russia. Continue reading Special Boy; Special Dog→
From North Jersey.com: Shelby, a rescued Pit Bull, lives with Joe Dwyer and is certified as a therapy dog, but her story doesn’t end there. After a horrible start in life, Shelby ended up at a shelter and was adopted by Joe, who was a volunteer at the shelter.
I posted earlier this week about psychiatric therapy dogs used by Veterans to help them overcome PTSD. I’m assuming your dog hasn’t had the intense training these dogs go through, but I know a lot of people feel better when there’s a dog around. How about you?
I was at the hospital last night visiting a friend and had the pleasure of running into Drakko. He is a Pet Therapy specialist serving at Mercy Hospital through a partnership with The Delta Society.
This beautiful Golden Doodle wears boots. I asked if he had trouble on the slick hospital floors, and his handler Teresa said that he was fine on the floors, but his feet get so muddy, she puts boots on him when it rains so he doesn’t track dirt all over the hospital.