Friday, June 26, 2015

Therapy Dogs

My mom had to take her Mother-in-law to the hospital for some infusions. While she was there, she saw  a small therapy dog named Willow. She's the 3rd on on the first picture. Then she saw these pictures on the wall. Apparently this is the first hospital in Rockford to have a team of therapy dogs "Paws 4 Healing" When you're in the hospital they have a dog come and see you cuz they know that dogs can help people heal. She heard this one lady say that when she was in the hospital that all of a sudden a big Great Dane jumped on the bed to visit her. She said he was very gentle and soothing but just so BIG!!
We just think that this is pretty cool that they offer this to the patients!!


  1. We pups are pawfect at making peeps feel good. Glad to hear that hospitals now realise the healing powers of us furfriends!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Wow, that's so wonderful! Very cool fur sure and I bet the peeps all adore having a furry visitor. I like how the hospital respects and honors the dogs that way.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  3. grrrrr-i had a long comment, but it didn't post -- even though I did a code+copy --didnt' have my sign in.

    Not gonna repeat whole thing, but mum says she thinks that therapy dogs are great

    toodle pip

  4. It is a wonderful program and EVERY hospital should have one...
    When I (Frankie Furter) used to go to the Nursing Homes fur visits with the folks.... they would FIGHT fur chances to hold me... THAT is how much it means to them...

  5. This is amazing! All hospitals should have therapy dogs! Hope your mother in law is ok!

  6. I don't see any terriers. That's discrimination. I did know a small (4 pound) Yorkie that did this.

  7. Oreo how wonderful to hear about your local hospital's therapy pet program.
    OMDs Angel Remington's brother Grayson, a Newfie too, was recently certified as a Therapy Dog. He will start working in nursing homes and hospitals in the fall. His mom says he is a very very mellow Newfie...nothing bothers him.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. That is just fantastic! We are sure it brings a lot of smiles
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. We think that's wonderful.....the very best medicine.

  10. This is awesome! Xoxo MaddiethePug

  11. What a great addition to the hospital!
    Sally Ann

  12. Nothing in the world can heal like a dog's wagging tail, and a few wet doggy kisses!

  13. We think it's an awesome program and we are so happy that it's working!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  14. Super idea for sure. I think Addi would make a BRILLIANT therapy dog…
    Toodle pip!

  15. My mom works in a place where they can take dogs on fridays.
    All the residents love to pet and talk to the dogs. It's a
    brilliant idea.
    xo Cinnamon
    Pees Hope your g/ma is ok.

  16. We think this is so very wonderful!!! Mama and Daddy saw their first "Airport" therapy dog when they were in the San Francisco Airport.

    Dogs are wonderful "soothers"!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Hello Oreo -
    Dat is soooooooooo cool!
    Mom says dat I am her personal theory dog.

  18. This is really cool! I hope that if I'm ever in the hospital, there's someone with four legs for me!

  19. OMD, that is so cool!!! I am so glads they have this program all over the country. It helps soooo many peeps who need it the most.
    Ma says I couldn't be one, cause for some reason, lots of slobber isn't therapeutic...yeah, butts it make a FABulous hair gel! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  20. Crikey ..... a great dane for a therapy dog???? I visit my Nan's nursing home. Everyone loves me except for one lady. She ALWAYS says, as she gives me a wide berth, 'I'm scared of dogs with pointy faces ...... they bite'. Imagine if I were a great dane!!!

  21. That is SO cool! I love how they have their photos hanging on the wall.