sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2012

"Poppy, the dog trained by Pacific Assistance Dogs, our newest member of the Care Team" (pediatric palliative care, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice)


http://www.canuckplace.org Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Canuck Place Children's Hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and support for their familiesthroughout British Columbia.
We are an inter-disciplinary team – consisting of a diverse group of healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers, who provide 24-hour/7-days a week care and support.

Poppy is a two-year-old female Golden Retriever, who has been trained by Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) to be a therapeutic companion to the children and families of Canuck Place.
As part of the Canuck Place program, Poppy will fulfill and enhance many roles as a multi-tasking, hard working friend to the children, siblings and parents – accompanying them in the garden and on outings, as part of group counselling sessions or spending quality one-on-one time with them when they need it.   Poppy is available for petting & cuddling.
The introduction of an animal-assisted therapy dog continues the ongoing visits of trained pets to the hospice.  Read related story

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