Karen and Jack Sullivan Our second visit this week was to Granite Ledges of Concord assisted living. Jack and I greeted staff and residents in the lobby. Residents came to the lobby to see the dogs from CAP. We also visited the Homestead unit, greeting residents in a common area. We later met people in … Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW PARTNERS!
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Congratulations to our New Partners!
First official visit …Havenwood nursing home. Concord, NH. Activities director took us around. We visited three floors. Using the elevator with ease. Residents are used to seeing other dogs, but never a Greyhound. We think we are a unique team. Anna was eager to see people, not shying away. She is too big to be … Continue reading Congratulations to our New Partners!
Greetings From the Intern!
I wanted to briefly introduce myself to everyone here. My name is Margaux and I am the new intern at Caring Animal Partners. I am a full-time student at Colby-Sawyer College studying psychology and business. Postgrad, I hope to work in the field of animal-assisted therapy so my experience at CAP will be very beneficial … Continue reading Greetings From the Intern!
Visitation Stories From CAP Team Members
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
PUP Program – Concord Hospital
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 at Sunapee Cove
Jack receiving some comfort at Sunapee Cove
Upper Valley Schools
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
UNH Law School
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!