Therapy Dogs Visit the Lighthouse

Written By DeeAnn Mercier

DeeAnn was the Communications Director at the Lighthouse until 2016

November 23, 2015

Dogs aren’t just household pets anymore. A research project between three Canadian universities — including the U of S — is studying the effects dogs have on people with mental illness through therapy and counselling. We love having these dogs come and visit with us!

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IMG_0084The Therapy Dogs visit many organizations in Saskatoon, and visit the Lighthouse every second Tuesday just after supper. They bring such joy to the Lighthouse – we even get requests for cats!

Thank you Saskatoon CTV for doing the story, St John’s Ambulance for running the program and thanks to our clients who share why they love having the dogs come and visit.

http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=752470&playlistId=1.2663401&binId=1.1165954&playlistPageNum=1

 

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