Therapy dogs provide comfort and affection for people in a variety of stressful situations, from disaster afflicted areas, the recent Connecticut shootings, to children testifying in court, and for those in long-term health care and other facilities.
One group, Angel on a Leash, enhances quality of life and human health through the work of therapy dogs in hospice, rehab and other health care facilities, schools and other venues. David Frei, yes the voice of Westminister Kennel Club, is founder of this organization and has authored a book by the same name filled with the wonderful stories of all the lives enriched by their therapy dogs.
The groups goal is to create the best therapy dogs programs offered and to that end each program is customized to fit the needs of the facility. Angel on a Leash have insured and highly trained teams of volunteer handlers and their dogs, working to provide the best experience for everyone involved.
Steve Dale talks with David Frei about his organization, the very special work they do, and his new book: