Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs... making a PAWsitive Difference!

Therapy dogs make a significant difference in the lives of people around the world. From volunteering in hospitals, seniors homes, group homes, schools, reading programs, mental health facilities (to name just a few), AAT (animal assisted therapy) dogs reduce stress and anxiety, and can positively impact a person's physical health and emotional state.

Toby the dog with my husband Christopher,
volunteering at Dogpalooza event in Edmonton Alberta and supporting
Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy Program Booth.

Listen to a great conversation I had with Renee on the radio....we were talking about Toby's story, animal assisted therapy and Toby's book Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends.

"Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week, his owner, Miss Charmaine takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day, and see how he makes friends with the children, helps make them happy and forget that they are sick and away from home."

Beautifully illustrated, Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog teaches young readers the wonders of being of service to others.   A happy story that also sends a positive message about community, as well as the importance of kindness to pets.

To learn more about Animal Assisted Therapy and the Chimo AAT Program, visit
http://www.chimoproject.ca/chimo/ and listen to Danielle from Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy on PAWsitive Radio- all things Pets!

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We'd love to hear about your animal assisted therapy program, or your favorite story about therapy pets.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful book. Toby is such an amazing dog. Please check out the interview to learn more about Charmaine and her inspiring books.