Lead With Love
Love is always in the air when you’re with Canine Companions service and facility dogs! Our dogs are bred, raised and trained with extra TLC – and they’re always ready to lead with love.
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Facility Dog Loopie at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
For the children at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Florida, Loopie is a source of healing, motivation and deep companionship, especially in their most challenging times.
She’s a Canine Companions facility dog, professionally trained to work with Kim Burbage, her handler and the hospital’s certified child life specialist.
“Loopie loves to be loved. No one is a stranger to her – just a future friend.”
The Power of Love
Not only does Loopie provide love and joy, but also tangible, positive clinical outcomes for patients – thanks to her specialized training in tasks that encourage children and promote healing.
The impact of a facility dog is profound. Loopie is a loving motivator for long-term patients, helping children regain strength after major surgeries or illnesses through engaging in games and activities.
The bond between a facility dog, like Loopie, and a patient is not merely comforting; it’s therapeutic. Loopie helps decrease anxiety, promote normalcy and provide a sense of control with opportunities for choices and play.