Therapy Dog Photo Album

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Kelly in bed with patient.
Dogs sometimes enjoy snuggling up with people who are in the hospital. Kelly helps this woman to relax so that she gets well quickly.  

On the Fourth of July, Trouper visited John, who spent the week in the hospital. John was having a good time celebrating the holiday!


Trouper with elderly woman.
On Valentine's Day, Trouper gives special kisses to his friends at a center that helps people with special illnesses.  

Therapy dog

You can find out more about Therapy Dogs
by reading books about them or exploring websites.
Some are listed on Trouper's Favorite Links.


You can also read about Cody's Therapy Dog Visits.



Say Goodbye (Wild at Heart 5), by Laurie Halse Anderson, Pleasant Company Publications; (March 2001)

Seeing Jane's dog, Yum-Yum, help cheer up children in a cancer ward makes Zoe think about having her puppy, Sneakers, trained to do therapy, too, especially when Yum-Yum becomes very ill. Grades 4-6


Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story, by Stephanie Calmenson , American Library Assn. 1994
Rosie, a beguiling Tibetan terrier, charms readers in this appealing photo-documentary. She also clearly charms the many sad and lonely people she visits in hospitals and nursing homes. Calmenson, who is both author and owner, describes the characteristics of a good visiting dog, the stages of training, and the preparations for visiting. Color photographs accompany the enthusiastic account. (Ages 4-8)


A Dog's Gotta Do What a Dog's Gotta Do: Dogs at Work, by Marilyn Singer, October 2000

A fascinating look at the work that dogs do, from herding sheep to rescuing lost and injured people. Every dog is born with the ability to do a particular job. Centuries ago, people recognized these natural talents and began using dogs to help them with a variety of chores. Whether hunting and pulling sleds or performing before royalty, these beloved animals have been important workers as well as faithful friends. Best-selling author Marilyn Singer gives young readers an exciting introduction to the many kinds of work that dogs do. This is the ultimate dog book -- a thrilling combination of natural history and the true tales of canine heroes who were just doing their jobs. Ages 9-12




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