Facility Therapy Dogs
Some dogs best suited for non-guiding careers are chosen to serve as military facility therapy dogs. These precious dogs, who live with facility staff, spend several days a week amidst wounded warriors recovering at military hospitals and veterans’ medical centers. Many courageous soldiers are young, injured, and far from home, and nothing brightens their day like the unconditional love of a warm and wagging dog. Our dogs go from bed-to-bed and visit occupational and physical therapy areas, becoming an integral part of the healing process. The dogs deliver smiles and immediate comfort, reminding veterans of pets back home and life apart from needles, medicines, and therapy.
If you are interested in acting as a Primary Handler for a Facility Dog , please email Susan Wilburn or call 941.729.5665.