Cameo Red Hat

Therapy Dog

The year Cameo came to us, she helped to heal our hearts from the loss of our precious Clancy. She began obedience classes with her older brothers and quickly earned her CGC. Later that year, I broke both of my arms and she nursed me back to health. We realized that she had healing powers. We were grateful to be so blessed by her and we wanted to share her powers with others. She became a certified therapy dog through Happy Tails Animal Assisted therapy group in Atlanta. Once certified, she visited nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals brining smiles and joy wherever she visited. Sharing her was the best volunteer experience I have ever had.

In order to become a therapy dog, a pet must pass an obedience and temperment test. These tests are given through the certification agency. Not all pets are ideal candidates for pet therapy. It is important that the animal be not only sweet and lovable, but very tolerant. It is key that the pet enjoy the visits as much as the humans. For further information about therapy pet programs visit the website of the Delta Society.


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