Therapy Dog Comforts Child Sex Abuse Victims

Tilly is a certified therapy dog who spends her days at The Western Slope Center for Children who have been sexually abused. The center sees more than 300 children a year providing therapy, exams, and forensic interviews. Tilly is there to help make the process more comfortable for the children in their time of crisis.


  1. Maxine says on  06/25/2012 at 10:09 am

    i work in mental health and dogs have an amazing effect on people and there well being

  2. Judith says on  06/25/2012 at 10:12 am

    What a cutie

  3. WOW! What a great idea! That’s a population I wouldn’t have thought about needing these services. But now that I think about it, it seems so obvious! Way to go Tilly!! :)

  4. That should have dogs in the courtrooms when victims testify so they can sit on their lap to calm their nerves.

  5. Mayumi says on  06/25/2012 at 10:36 am

    What a great idea!
    I hope they get well soon!

  6. Kara says on  06/25/2012 at 10:55 am

    Looks like Ziggy

  7. Sandy says on  06/25/2012 at 10:55 am

    Tilly rocks! I adore all types of working dogs and she is just one of many! ♥♥ ♥♥

  8. Olga says on  06/25/2012 at 11:54 am

    In Yolo County, CA the DA has the use of a therapy dog named Daisy Grace. Daisy sits with young sexual abuse victims as they are interviewed by social workers.

    In other places all over the US some dogs are allowed to sit with victims as they testify in court.

    God bless our four legged co-workers <3


  10. Caroline says on  06/25/2012 at 3:08 pm

    After having plenty of personal experience with various mental health care workers, I can honestly say, the best therapists I’ve ever had, were/are my dogs <3

  11. Bless

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