It was great to catch this piece on our local news – therapy dogs around the country continue to enrich the lives of the humans they encounter, and their praises are not sung often enough. Have an organization like this in your back yard that deserves mention? Please let us know about them – it is always a pleasure to give exposure to those who ask so little, yet give so freely of themselves.
Now let’s meet Cora and her owner Deb Helfrich from Therapy Dogs of Vermont. They go door-to-door at Starr Farm every week, paying visits to the nursing home’s residents, who are quick to applaud the duo and their regular visits. Says Helfrich, “I think it just puts life in perspective, by seeing how something as simple as scratching a dog can brighten someone’s entire day.”