We are excited to announce that Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor is now a Therapy Pets Unlimited Volunteer Evaluator.
Companion animals bring joy to millions of people across the United States. Research now has shown that pets provide both psychological and physiological benefits. Pet visitations can help lift moods, reduce anxiety, increase communication and motivation. For those who have experienced a traumatic event or are feeling isolated, pet visitations ease grief, stress and loneliness. Pet visitations can also be helpful in a wide range of environments, beyond the tradition hospital and nursing home facilities, including schools, community outreach program facilities, assisted living facilities, out-patient clinics, senior citizen centers, and libraries.
If you think your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog, visit therapypetsunlimited.org for more information.
If you would like to become a volunteer in our community with a therapy dog, please contact us at 815-899-3435 , our trainer Tammie Cross would be happy to help.
We would like to congratulate our first certified volunteers. Donna and her two dogs, Millie the Mastiff and Lyla the Weimaraner . They have already volunteered at the Sycamore Library with their Reading to Rovers program. They are looking for more volunteer work. If you have a facility that would like to use their services, please visit therapypetsunlimited.org and register your facility.