Did you know that therapy dog teams might be found in some very unusual places? Other than nursing homes, rehab centers and hospitals, therapy dogs also visit schools and libraries to help promote literacy. Children visiting libraries may read their favorite stories to a very attentive therapy dog.
Other places you may find unconditional love of a therapy dog is at family shelters, various support groups, hospice care and at community disaster centers or Red Cross shelters.
Many of the humans in our therapy dog teams work in the human service arena as speech therapists, physical therapists, ministers, teachers and counselors. When our dogs accompany us to work they may interact with children, adolescents and adults who are our clients and our co-workers.
All of our therapy dog visits are free of charge. Facilities are strongly encouraged to write a protocol for visits by therapy dogs and to share these with our memebers.
Some suggestions for Facility Participation:
Most of All...Enjoy! And remember to contact Dog B.O.N.E.S.sm if you require further information or assistance.
38 Garden Rd.
Scituate, MA 02066