[Updated: August 10, 2018 | Published: January 5, 2018]
Animal lovers know that there is something special about a pet that brings joy into our lives. This explains why approximately 47 million American households have at least one cat and 60 millions households have at least one dog, according to the American Pet Products Association.
There is more than one good reason to have a pet in your life. Scientific studies show that pets improve our lives to make us happier and healthier. However, sometimes caring for animals is a difficult job requiring lots of work. That’s why, at Friendship Village of Dublin, we offer the opportunity to cuddle pets without the stress of caring for an animal full-time.
Every week, Lucy, a therapy dog from Dublin, comes to visit our residents. Once a quarter, Rosie, a beloved therapy dog from Atonement Lutheran Church In Columbus, also comes to visit the residents of Friendship Village of Dublin. These dogs provide love and companionship to our residents.
Therapy animals have been coming to Friendship Village for over twenty years. These dogs offer a wonderful opportunity for interaction and to experience the positive emotions and benefits that come from close contact with animals, without the drawbacks associated with full-time pet ownership.