On Saturday 18 June, we welcomed some very special visitors to our Home from the non-profit group, Angel Paws. Two therapy dogs and their handlers spent the morning interacting with our little ones. There was great excitement as the children enjoyed petting and playing with these new furry friends.
Many of our children have had little contact with animals, and some are afraid of dogs. So this was a wonderful opportunity for them to play with well trained, friendly animals.
Pet therapy is scientifically proven to stimulate the release of ‘feel good’ chemicals – improving our mood. On top of this, the children learned about dog behaviour, how to read an animal’s body language, and what to do if an unfriendly dog approaches them.
Thanks so much to Pam Dimond, president of Angel Paws, and therapy dogs, Frankie and Edgar Allen, for an entertaining and enjoyable visit.