How can a dog walking into a room change the lives of the people who are there? It happens all the time. For the old and infirm, the eyes light up and a smile may cross their face. For the dying, it is a moment of connection with a world they are leaving. For a child, a door opens to the world of reading, a world of imagination and information, a world of possibilities.
Those who have witnessed therapy dogs interacting with people testify to the positive effects created by the human-canine connection.
Learn more and read about some inspiring examples at AOL's PawNation.
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
Causes Robert McCarty Supports
Kids reading; Therapy reading dogs; Dog welfare; Delta Society; Planet Dog Foundation; R.E.A.D.