Meet Bailey! She is a Bearded Collie who helps in the office when she is requested, as a volunteer. She is a love-bug, who accepts as much or as little attention as you’d like to give her (she doesn’t give kisses, though!). She looks huge, but she is only 37 lbs and is all hair—lots and lots and lots of hair. However, she is hypoallergenic and does not shed. If you would like Bailey to attend sessions, just let me know and we will gladly work together. Bailey is a great listener, and can keep a confidence. She would love to meet you.
Animal assisted therapy has been clinically proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, PTSD symptoms, and depression. Research has shown animals help lower blood pressure, improve sensory recognition and processing in recovery from strokes, and help children with learning disabilities. Animals can lessen feelings of isolation and loneliness, and can even help people suffering from agoraphobia. And on top of all that, it is just nice to have a dog in the room!
Meet Brody– Bailey’s little brother, a Standard Poodle/Bearded Collie. He is still in training, so while he is very easy to have in the room, he is definitely a kisser! Brody is also soft, cuddly and hypo allergenic. He is a growing, big boy and is very calm once he has greeted you. He loves people and attention. If you’d like to meet Brody, just let me know.