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Therapy Dogs

Did you know that you can have your rescue dog trained to be a therapy dog?

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Read this delightful story about Smiley: Meet Smiley, a blind therapy dog! “Currently, the 12-year-old golden retriever works at Canadian first aid training organization, St. John’s Ambulance, in the York Region of Ontario. George, a professional behavioral dog trainer, has trained Smiley to become an adaptive and versatile therapy dog, with a large part of his work involving children.” Meet Smiley, a blind therapy dog! “Currently, the 12-year-old golden retriever works at Canadian first aid training organization, St. John’s Ambulance, in the York Region of Ontario. George, a professional behavioral dog trainer, has trained Smiley to become an adaptive and versatile therapy dog, with a large part of his work involving children.” Read MORE

Have you thought of your companion as therapy dog at a nursing home or hospital visit elderly senior citizens?

Sick and elderly patients at hospitals and nursing home facilities often love to have pets visit them. Studies have shown that exposure to pets during a time of illness can boost morale and aid in the recovery process. Almost any type of dog can work as a therapy dog as long as they are well-groomed, well-behaved, and love people. Contact a local hospital or senior citizens’ home to get more details about how to get started.

Volunteering with your dog is a fun way to support positive causes and have a lot of fun in the process. Always ask for permission to bring your dog before you attend any event and make sure that your dog is comfortable at all times, with time to rest and snacks in between. Other than that, have fun and give back! Read MORE

Meet Angie, she is a therapy dog. She spends her days at the libraries helping children who struggle to read. We are grateful to dogs like Angie and their owners for the great work they do.  Tag your Instagram photo of your pet therapy dog #PedigreeRescues to tell us your story!