Today in America thousands of animals are homeless and completely lack the hope of joining a warm and loving family. As dog and cat overpopulation continues, euthanizing of homeless pets occurs. Animal shelters, rescue agencies, and pet adoption organizations are daily putting forth valiant efforts to save the lives of these unfortunate animals and provide loving, caring homes for these hopeless animals.
No, you do not have to lie on a couch and tell the dog what's bothering you. That's not what a Therapy Dog does. With traditional therapy the human patient talks about their feelings, experiences and problems. Therapy dogs are taught to provide warmth and reassurance to those in hospitals, retirement homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, mental institutions, schools and disaster areas.