Reid’s Dog Therapy Program Celebrating 25 Years of Dog Therapy at Reid Health!
What is Pet Therapy?
Pet therapy helps to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Along with the obvious emotional benefits of adoring pets, studies have shown that the presence of animals has a positive effect on human physiology. Pet therapy can decrease a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate. But most of all the furry friends make all of us feel loved and at ease.
Reid’s Therapy Dogs
Weekly visits to patients at Reid are provided by trained dog therapy volunteer teams. All visits require patient consent. Our therapy dogs provide unconditional love and acceptance. With the facilitation of their human handlers, our therapy dogs create a unique bond with patients and visitors that have a very real healing dimension.
Jenna recently passed away after having served for over 11 years. She helped to ease the pain and raise the spirits of many community members over the years and will be dearly missed, but not forgotten.