Last week, The Daily Corgi featured Katie Bear’s story of training to become a Certified Therapy Dog. She works at the MetroWest Medical Center outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where the Behavioral Medicine Department began a Pet Therapy Program in 2002.
It all started with “a plethora of dogs and their volunteer owners from a great group called Caring Canines coming to the Child Development Unit.” Then, a few years back, New Jersey-based Therapy Dogs International helped the Behavioral Medicine Department expand the program to bring dogs to the seniors in their Geriatric unit and extend the program to the adult inpatient unit.
Today, thanks to Caring Canines, Therapy Dogs International and local group Dog Bones, The Center’s Behavioral Medicine Department is able to offer “therapy on a leash” in every unit, offering the priceless benefits of furry, unconditional love and support to more of their patients than ever before.
Go dogs, GO! What would we do without ’em?
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