To spread hope and healing by providing Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), primarily with giant breed Newfoundland dogs, to Veterans, military families, first responders, healthcare workers, and people overcoming
trauma or illness.
Between May 9th and May 14th the TimberKnolls Spirit Cove leadership team will be attending the Newfoundland Club of America's National Specialty in Frankenmuth MI. We'll have a table in the vendors tent, stop by if you'd like to learn more about this nations first National Newfoundland Therapy Network. Newfie Therapists will be on hand to offer a little stress relief to anyone in need of a little joy, but we also encourage all local heroes to stop by for a little Newfie Therapy. On Wed. May 11th, we'll be hosting a therapy event for local heroes, in the parking lot in front of the Bavarian Inn. Hope to see you there!
Watch as Chewie the Therapy Newfie thanks some of his favorite medical staff.
Before COVID-19, 84% of First Responders experienced trauma. That number has grown dramatically. We work with EMS, fire & police stations to offer safe, in-person, and creative virtual stress-relieving Animal-Assisted Activity solutions.
Our Animal-Assisted therapy teams are visiting with Veterans and military families in person, utilizing masks and safe distancing while our Newfies spread their love, close up and personal. There's nothing quite like seeing someone who served this country, melting in the presence of a massive Newfie.
Our Newfie Therapy teams bring joy and stress relief to patients who are fighting serious illnesses, overcoming trauma or battling substance abuse, and the healthcare workers who are helping them heal. Our teams visit hospitals lifting spirits and reducing stress everywhere they go!