LAUREN STONE COLLECTIONS & THERAPY DOGS NATIONWIDE
I had an amazing day shooting the Number One Pooch Collection with Therapy Dogs Nationwide.
If you don’t know about Therapy Dogs Nationwide they are a non profit organisation whose volunteers take their own dogs into establishments such as nursing homes, hospitals, children’s wards, schools, hospices, prisons etc to provide comfort, distraction and stimulation through their dogs.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years of experience and always focused on benefiting people in the community. Using animals especially Dogs as therapy is not a new idea, they have been used for over 40 years in the care sector.
Their dogs have also shown to help with special needs and autistic adults by giving focus and providing a calm environment.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide Paws & Read programme in schools is another amazing programme where the volunteers work closely with teachers and parents to encourage children to interact with the Therapy dogs by reading them a story.
If you want to know more about this incredible charity or more ways you can visit their website www.tdn.org.uk