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) 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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