COVID-19 has taught us now, more than ever, we need therapy dogs in our lives. Science has shown therapy dogs reduce anxiety and stress during traumatic situations, and the current pandemic is no exception. Your donation to STAR will support training additional dogs and their handlers to provide comfort and support to community members otherwise isolated during this time of uncertainty. Every dollar donated to STAR means someone in our community will not have to struggle through isolation alone. Please support our STAR therapy dogs with your donations.
Certified Therapy and Service Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and provide tremendous value for community members of all ages whether in a home or out and about. In fact, science has determined that animal-assisted therapy can:
* Lower anxiety * Reduce loneliness
* Improve moods * Provide comfort
* Increase mobility * Diminish physical pain
Certified Therapy Dogs
STAR offers training and certification of therapy dogs and their handlers in Rockbridge County. Once certified, the dogs and handlers will be able to visit hospitals and clinics, schools and libraries, crisis and legal services (with additional training), assisted living and residential services, and many other settings upon invitation..
To learn more about Pet Therapy Training and Certification schedules at STAR please email firstname.lastname@example.org.