Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in North America. Approximately half of all North Americans test positive for one of the 10 most common allergens, including cat allergies. With 200 million cats and dogs in Canada and the US with over 40% of households owning pets, people are exposed to animal allergens when visiting friends and family or even in public spaces like schools and offices.
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Our PET EVENTS focusing on Mental Health Wellness have proven that interacting with affectionate dogs can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, lower blood-pressure and even decrease the perception of pain. These petting sessions offer students and staff who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, the opportunity to increase socialization through interaction with dogs and people in a relaxing setting.
Do you have a gentle well-behaved dog who loves people and is nice to other dogs? You may want to find out about joining our Therapy Dog Program. Check our Requirements to see if you are a right match and contact us. Let's see whether your dog would be suitable to work as a Therapy Dog providing love and comfort to people in need in your community!