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therapy animals

by Diana Hockley


Healing Whiskers is the blog of Abby Chestnut from Rome, Georgia where she shares about her therapy rat Oliver and their adventures as a therapy team. We took a moment to chat with her about having a therapy a therapy rat.

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A Kiss is Still a Kiss: A Therapy Dog Story

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Linda had been a Shih Tzu breeder so she knew the breed well. She had also done pet therapy work so when she and her husband, Joe, retired they were determined to dedicate some of their time to pet therapy.

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Niki: a Bunny Bundle of Love

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



A recent college graduate, Cato Johnson shares a house with six other people. Not exactly a situation for a pet. Dogs were not allowed in her rental, and she already had a bird so getting a cat was not a good idea. A bunny seemed like a good fit, and, though she’d never had a bunny before, Cato was ready to give one a try.

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by Lee Juslin




A dog person for over thirty years, Eileen Michaels has raised and provided early training for guide dogs in addition to showing her own dogs including Irish Wolfhounds and German Shepherds in obedience, rally, and agility. Since the early 1980s, she has had certified therapy dogs, but, in 2004 Eileen, met her greatest challenge: Ch. Foxfire’s Imaginary Monster or Shreq as he is known to friends.

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by Lee Juslin




Like most little girls, Michelle Cardosi was horse crazy. But, for Michele, who was raised on a farm, her relationship with horses was real.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I think we’ve all heard of service and therapy dogs, but I doubt many people realize that there are also service and therapy rats helping humans live better lives.

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