It’s difficult to describe what it feels like when you witness your dog bringing out the best in people.
Hope and I had a bittersweet pet therapy visit this morning. It was our second visit to the Health and Rehab Center.
Bailey is a Love on a Leash therapy dog. When I saw the look on Bailey’s face in this picture, it made me tear up.
Midnight was the consummate therapy dog–a big black GSD with an even bigger heart who was as comforting to 103-year-old patients as she was to children with disabilities.
Jes truly loved to greet patients and enjoyed doing her tricks for, and being petted by, everyone she met. She absolutely knew she was beautiful, inside and out and enjoyed life.
The faces that lit up when they saw Herc made all the time, energy and tears worth it. We’re just starting our journey and know our work will be rewarded with infinite hugs and kisses.
Oli was rescued from Lab Rescuers in 2014. From the beginning, he showed so much love to everyone, especially children.
Comet and I visited nursing homes, hospitals, schools, colleges, and kids read to him at the library in the pet therapy reading program.
Charlie (also known as Charming Charlie) came to me as a skinny, neglected 18 month old goofball puppy, in need of a lot of training, and love. I was happy to give him both.
Kona the Love Sponge started his therapy career just after his first birthday. He was a natural. It was because of him that the San Diego Central Chapter of Love on a Leash was created.