Therapy dogs have been a wonderful source of comfort and companionship for women who are incarcerated and separated from their children and families. The affection they share with these animals is a tremendous aid to their mental and spiritual well-being.
Rob DubuqueCoordinator of Volunteer Services, Dale Correctional Facilities for Women
The UVM Medical Center Volunteer Services Department appreciates the collaboration, support and dedication of the volunteers with Therapy Dogs of Vermont over the past 15 years. Therapy Dogs and their volunteer owners continue to provide very special visits to UVM Medical Center patients and their families. Together they bring joy, companionship, wellness and very magical moments.
Judy RiversRN, Dir. Volunteer Services Department, UVM Medical Center
People with mental health problems can often be withdrawn or have trouble relating to others. Which is a big reason why we have a certain four-legged therapist (from Therapy Dogs of Vermont) named Zuzu make regular visits.
Susan BrothersDirector of Marketing & Communications, Central Vermont Medical Center
I can greatly see the value of Therapy Dogs of Vermont teams when they visit our patients.
Dolly MacneilDirector, Volunteer Services Department, Northwestern Medical Center
Laughter and visits from Therapy Dogs of Vermont are the best medicine!
Colleen McLaughlinActivities Director Starr Farm Nursing Center
What a gift Therapy Dogs of Vermont have given our residents and staff as well.
Deborah LemeryRN, Asst. Admin., Pillsbury Manor
I was privileged to watch Therapy Dogs and their handlers extend unconditional love to patients of all ages – when they needed it most. There is no doubt that love heals.
Marilyn Van GraberFormer Patient Representative at Fanny Allen Hospital
The therapy dogs (from Therapy Dogs of Vermont) that visit our pediatric patients probably do more to bring smiles to their faces than any treatment I can ever prescribe.