Data show that a visit from a therapy dog in the E.R. reduces feelings of pain.https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/202204/can-few-minutes-therapy-dog-help-relieve-pain
Friend Andy Lloyd of Dandy Dawgs has organized a group of therapy dogs and their handlers in Prescott, Az. called Luv Mutts. Andy has done some training with our dogs Lacy and Suzie and we recommend her highly. The therapy dogs and handlers go to nursing homes, hospitals, recovery centers, hospice, etc. to provide emotional support to people.
Gary Gromer (Dagny’s husband) donated some photography work to Luv Mutts. He created their web site banner and took most of the photos of the dog and handler teams on their web site.