Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Torn apart by a tornado -- Please pet me -- Bringing comfort -- Furry counselors -- The start of an idea -- Meet the dogs -- Time for training -- Hooray for handlers! -- Lifting people's spirits -- Big hugs for first responders -- Comfort in the courtroom -- Cool schools -- Just the facts -- Common breeds: comfort dogs.
Meet Isaiah. He s one of nearly 70 golden retrievers who are sent around the county to perform a special job to comfort and calm people after a tragedy has occurred. From meeting survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing to victims of Hurricane Sandy, these specially-trained dogs help relieve people s stress as they provide peace and comfort. Run by the Lutheran Church Charities, the comfort dog program is truly an example of the amazing ways a furry friend can bring happiness or even just a smile to people when they need it most. With real heart-warming stories and full-color photos of these lovable canines, this book is sure to appeal to dog lovers everywhere.