Our Newfie therapy teams are experts in working with heroes overcoming trauma. In 2019 we brought pet therapy to over 3500 medical staff & first responders. When COVID-19 hit, we immediately started providing both safe in person solutions and creative virtual pet therapy solutions for our local heroes.
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 are working with EMS, fire & police stations to offer safe, in person and creative virtual stress relieving pet therapy solutions.
Our therapy teams bring joy and stress relief to patients who are fighting serious illness and the medical staff who are risking their lives to help them heal. Our teams do window visits, virtual video visits and video and photo thank you messages.
Our pet 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.
Animal therapy lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, anxiety and pain. The simple act of petting a therapy dog releases serotonin that elevates mood, creates joy and increases the bodies ability to heal.
We will be establishing the first of it's kind, Newfie Therapy ranch in North Carolina. Not only will we have a large team of Newfoundland therapy dogs, but they'll be joined by a team of beautiful Gypsy Vanner therapy horses. The ranch will be the location of a National training center for Newfoundland therapy dogs and it will provide onsite pet therapy programs .
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