Honey, our favorite puppy, and pal of Spots-light Founder Steve Barook has officially passed the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program!
The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program brings comfort and companionship to people in the community who appreciate and need the unconditional love of a dog. Seniors, sick children, palliative care patients, and the physically or mentally challenged have all enjoyed regular visits by Therapy Dogs and their handlers. It has been shown that the interactions between humans and dogs have amazing powers.
In order to become a therapy dog, Honey was tested for both obedience and temperament. The evaluators and their helpers created situations to simulate how the dog would interact with those in hospitals and nursing homes.There were about 10 elements that Honey was tested on from greeting strangers to interacting with someone in a wheelchair. She passed all of them with flying colours.
Now, Honey is able to volunteer once a week at a nursing home where she will make friends whom she will visit at the same time once a week.
Both Barook and Honey strongly believing in giving back to the community. This is the perfect way for them to do so.
If you would like to get yourself involved in the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program like Honey, you can check out their website here.
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