Therapy Dogs and Help For Those Who Are Grieving

I have always believed — based on both personal and professional experience — in the role animals can play in providing comfort to people who are upset or grieving.  We know this from the popularity of therapy dogs, equine therapy, goat yoga, and just having our own pets as companions.  The clever owners of the funeral home in this article have formalized that relationship in a sense — clearly realizing the benefits of therapy dogs in particular and incorporating it into their business practice to provide comfort for grieving families.   As a Humanist Officiant and Registered Psychotherapist in the Hamilton area who provides both grief counselling and funeral services, it is wonderful to see these people take this initiative.

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