When circumstances are such that you’re confined to a hospital bed, are a resident and undergoing treatment at a facility for dependency issues, or circumstances are such that you’ve moved into a retirement facility, you find yourself in surroundings that aren’t familiar and initially you don’t know the people around you. These situations are all stressful and would be difficult for anyone to deal with. This is where therapy dogs make a difference.
The unconditional love that dogs give, combined with their innate ability to sense where there’s a need for comfort, means that a visit with a therapy dog gives one the opportunity to draw on a feeling of calm, love, restfulness and a complete acceptance of oneself.
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