to learn more about
a Therapy dog team?
following the guidelines set by
Canine Good Citizen
will help you prepare
for your ATD evaluation
in registering your dog
with Alliance of Therapy Dogs?
the ATD website for more information
H.ope O.pens P.athways for
painful E.motions to heal
by Margaret Hevel
A black and white dog
moves softly through the school hallway. A beginning to parting the veil of
sadness from the death of an eleven year old student. In a quiet room, Hope
settles with her owner, Julie Bender and a sixth grade student.
The wall clock only ticks
by a couple minutes before the young boy reaches out to rest his hand into the
warm fur of Hope's neck. With the loss of a friend, one struggles with the
Some answers can come
through the unconditional love of a canine friend. Overtime, for this young
boy, comfort flowed in hugs to his bruised heart and wounded soul from a dog
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