Susie & Atticus at Concord Hospital Concord, NH My 9 year-old Labrador Retriever, Atticus, and I have been volunteering with the PUP Program (Pets Uplift People) at Concord Hospital for the last 6 months. We go one day a week and spend 2-3 hours visiting patients, their families and staff. There are often tears – … Continue reading Visitation Stories From CAP Team Members
Concord Hospital’s PUP (Pets Uplift People) Program offers patients, family members and staff the opportunity to interact with certified therapy dogs. Volunteers and their dogs must go through the Hospital Orientation after being certified for Pet Therapy. There are opportunities at various Concord Hospital locations (Concord, Laconia and Franklin). The PUP program is made up … Continue reading PUP Program – Concord Hospital
Rosey loves to visit the Antrim Library. There were three young children who read to her and shared photo books with her. Rosey gives each reader a dog tag with inspirational reading messages on them and the date they read to her. Rosey did a great job visiting the familiar faces at Pheasantwood. She loves … Continue reading Rosey
Jack receiving some comfort at Sunapee Cove
Dasher does about 30 hours a month in several Upper Valley Schools. We visit with children and adolescents privately, in classrooms, and on the playground. His effect on the students and teachers is dramatic. He has helped with children who have learning disabilities, e.g., children with dyslexia will read to him despite their anxiety. He … Continue reading Upper Valley Schools
Jack and Finn "Romancing the Ladies" at Sunapee Cove. Even the workers benefit from our visits. - Robin Nichols
Pebbles and I went to UNH Law School in Concord today. The students had final exams and we were there to help relieve their stress. Pebbles loved it!
My girl Rosey has started a Reading to Rosey event. This will be a once a month event for the children of Antrim, NH - Patrick Cogan
Scooter visiting Plainfield School with Diane Andrews.
Beaufort (Beau) and I visited Hanover Terrace on Wednesdaiy, January 15, for an hour and had a very nice visit throughout the facility. Mary Taylor arranged the visit. On January 23, we also visited the Grantham, NH, library for story hour at 10:00 a.m., also arranged by Mary Taylor (more dogs than children that day!). … Continue reading Hanover Terrace