Animal Assisted Therapy
Benefits of animal assisted therapy
- Assists in providing stimulation for conversation in healthcare and counseling settings
- Promotes improvement in human physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive function
- Elevates the mood of patients, staff and the facility in general
Meet our furry friend
As a certified facility dog, Matty’s job is to bring comfort to others.
Matty has been certified as a facility dog through Canine Companions for Independence.
Breed: Labrador Retriever Cross
Volunteer since: 2013
Volunteers with: Amber at Sexual Assault Services
Certification: Certified facility dog through Canine Companions for Independence
For more information, please talk to Amber or anyone else on our staff that doesn't bark.
- Performs over 40 commands
- Loves to go swimming
- Loves food (EVERYTHING)