Therapy Dogs

Harley, therapy dog

Therapy dogs have been used in high school, college and hospital settings, and as first responders to disasters, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook. Therapy dogs:

  • offer the physical benefits of reducing blood pressure, providing physical comfort and pain management
  • promote self-esteem and stimulate memory and problem-solving skills
  • can provoke laughter, lift one's mood and provide companionship