We start by going to nursing homes and such visiting the residents and staff there. After a year of volunteering, I can try to get Timber into the program with children reading in schools and such. On November 1st, he's going for an evaluation to become a therapy dog for Brian Injury Services. They have community housing and Timber would go visit the patients there too. I believe Brian Injury Services also has an animal assisted therapy animal program, and i'd like to get Timber into that program eventually too.
Thank you Stormy. I think Tynan would also be a good therapy dog but he doesn't like strange dogs in his face, so meeting dogs in the evaluation wouldn't work as he is the type of dog that needs more time to meet new dogs. If he gets enough time, he is perfectly fine. Karitsa is WAY to rough. She likes to poke hard with her nose, lol. Maybe once she settles as she gets older i'll see if she would suit being a therapy dog. One of her nick names is "torpedo head", lol.
I would like to share that Timber went for another evaluation with a different place that uses therapy dogs and he passed that evaluation as well!! He can now visit with persons with brain injuries who live in assisted housing. I am so proud of my baby boy Timber.