Date: Aug 15, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For children with special needs, the ability to interact with a dog can have a very positive impact upon their quality of life. Interacting with the therapy dogs can change behavior, create a sense of responsibility and even improve a child’s ability to participate in therapeutic treatment leading to achievement in relation to identified goals and objectives. Children are often extremely trusting and easily achieve a level of intimacy with animals. While adults usually sit and pet the dogs, children want to hug the dogs. Some benefits of interacting with the dogs are: