#SharetheLove of Therapy Dogs

Just take a look at that face. I can just see the love in his eyes. He cares when I’m sad or stressed. He knows a little snuggle will make me feel better.  Each morning he greets me with the cutest little wiggly dance just like it’s the first time we met. When I see him, I can’t help but smile. He knows his place is the family and we thank him with belly rubs, special treats and his favorite Cesar dog food.

My Coco doesn’t wait to provide his special care until I am feeling down. In that tiny 5 pound body he has enough love for a whole family of humans! It amazes me how much love and support he provides to our family.

It’s a kind of free therapy I get each day.

There are trained therapy and service dogs that do so much for there human friends each day. Our friends at Cesar are happy to support these fantastic canines.

Here’s more about what Cesar does to share the love:

  • Cesar believes that a relationship with a dog can truly improve every life, including people in need. Dogs are capable of lowering stress, anxiety and even blood pressure. The benefits don’t stop there! There is much more that a dog can help with!!
  • Cesar created the Share a Story and Share the Love initiative, an online place to help support and spotlight therapy dog organizations, to ensure people in need continue to receive the powerful benefits of a dog’s unconditional love.
  • The Share a Story and Share the Love program encourages all of our dog loving readers to share the heartwarming stories of therapy dogs through sharing with the Cesar online communities on Facebook and Twitter. In return, Cesar will share the love with three therapy dog organizations through donations that help continue the services they provide to people in need. Awesome, right?!

More Fun Facts:

There are thousands of therapy dogs in our country alone.

Any breed can become a successful therapy dog, depending on disposition.

Therapy dogs can help children learn how to read by allowing them to completely express themselves without judgment.

Many adopted dogs have become therapy dogs.

The work isn’t just on the dog–humans have to go through considerable training to become a professional handler.

Young students working with therapy dog teams show gains in reading ability and confidence levels.

Studies show a strong bond between a human and a pet can have incredibly positive effects on one’s mental and physical health.

By visiting the Share a Story, Share the Love on the Cesar site, I was amazed by all the fantastic things that having a therapy dog could do for people. It is a must for anyone who wants a good read and why not share some of your best stories too?

 

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cesar and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

  • Chris says:

    Dogs are really great. They really make you feel better. My dog, Lucy, always seems to know, when I need her help or, anyway, she gives her help all the time.

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