Happy National Therapy Animal Day 2020

Thursday 30th April marks National Therapy Animal Day 2020!

Here’s a quick message from Assistance Dogs Australia’s Occupational Therapists, Claire and Lauren:

The Occupational Therapy team at Assistance Dogs Australia would like to acknowledge the skills, enthusiasm and absolute gorgeousness of our four co-therapists Asta, Bentley, Ike and Joy.

We’d also like to acknowledge all the other dogs who have been involved in Animal Assisted Therapy since 2017 – and there have been a lot of them!

Every day we, as Occupational Therapists, get to witness the absolute joy these dogs bring to the people who come into our clinic (and the people we now see via telehealth while we are practising physical distancing).

Asta, Bentley, Ike and Joy bring smiles, laughter, calm and motivation to the people we work with, and we can’t thank them enough!

We must also acknowledge just how much joy they bring to us, and how much they teach us every single day about connecting, appreciating and living in the moment.

You can learn more about our Occupational Therapy program here.

It costs over $40,000 to train and place an Assistance Dog.

 

Your donation helps covers training, vaccinations, food and equipment for an Assistance Dog, who is given to a client free of charge.

 

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