There are 14 friendly new faces in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 's yearbook: the beloved therapy dogs who have helped students cope following last year's tragic shooting.
(Picture: Aerie Yearbook)Students in Parkland, Florida have been coping with the aftermath of an horrific mass shooting with the help of therapy dogs. (Picture: Aerie Yearbook)And aside from recognising the therapy dogs’ amazing achievements, some were also keen to hype up the pups for absolutely slaying their photo shoot.
These very good boys and girls have helped put children in hospital at ease (Picture: PA)Therapy dogs have helped patients at a children’s hospital so much staff are calling for them to be used in wards across the country.
In 2007, 6-year-old Caleb Howard suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken bones from a head-on, auto collision. In the video below (), Caleb’s father, Ben, explains the turning point in Caleb’s recovery was when he met Colonel, the Golden Retriever therapy dog.
The pup was welcomed like a hero at Crufts (Picture: Gilbert’s Journey Facebook) ‘He’s always going to need the wheelchair for walking around outside, he’s never going to do that on his own but we’re confident he’ll be able to walk round the house and live a normal life within home.’ Although Gilbert enjoys whizzing around in his chair, Kevin said he loves seeing his pup’s tail wagging with pride when he walks without assistance.
Finn’s naps are part of his work as a therapy dog at Riley’s Children Health in Indianapolis, where he helps comfort sick kids. Loubie the 'Hugging Dog' brings joy and love to children with disabilities “We decided we were going to foster (Finn), especially when we found out what his name was,” Moore explained.
Delta Air Lines is tightening the rules on who can take emotional support animals on flights after a sharp rise in on-board incidents, including urination, defecation, biting and mauling.
"In addition, the fact that parents of the children who were in the CAI group reported significantly fewer problem behaviours over time than those treated without therapy dogs is further evidence of the importance of this research," Schuck added.