Two years ago, while working as a therapist at Camp Good Grief- a summer camp for kids dealing with the loss of a loved one, Kate Swezey learned about Canine Companions. Before long, she was filling out an application for a facility dog!
September is National Service Dog Month – a time to celebrate service dogs and the great work they do for people with disabilities. Canine Companions created the concept of service dogs nearly 50 years ago.
Peru, a golden retriever, works with therapists to support patients through recovery.
Motivation and support can come in many forms, including a cold nose and warm heart, as John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital welcomed a Canine Companions for Independence facility dog to their team.
Brea an expertly trained 2-year-old dog provides comfort and support and serves as a friendly distraction for children during procedures and throughout their hospitalization.
Canine Companions Facility Dog Rumba joins South Bay children’s therapy clinic.