This is Abbey a Golden Retriever with her Mom and handler Roseanne. They visit me a few times a week.
Regional Hospice has a great group of volunteers including furry ones that bring peace, comfort, unconditional love, and soft velvety ears to feel.
Bear, a Golden Doodle who visits each week has the cutest head and body I love hugging. He’s wearing his working therapy jacket. All the therapy dogs and trainers go though intensive training before they can be certified to work with hospice patients.
Sophie getting some doggy love, and me too.
There are other furry hospice workers too. I love animals and miss my BabyCat, so these therapy dogs provide that animal comfort only dogs and cats can provide. I never realized how important therapy dogs are until I needed them.
To learn more about animal therapy for hospice patients go here: https://www.hospicesect.org/about-us/pet-therapy
posted 24 Sept 2016: http://hopeandcourage.com