Meet Bailey! – A very calm and gentle Golden Doodle who has been a Certified Therapy Dog since 2015. Therapy pet visits have become very common and have been proven to bring comfort in many situations.
Studies show that talking to or petting an animal, especially a dog, can alter the body’s reaction to stress, reduce heart rate and blood pressure. It releases an “adrenaline-like hormone” and you generally feel more relaxed.
Bailey and Carolynn visit Memories+ members and bring everyone smiles at the sight of his wagging tail, friendly manner and super fluffy fur.
Carolynn LaPenta is Bailey’s certified Handler and Owner of FURRY COMPANIONS a Therapy Dog Service based out of Newmarket, Ontario. She has worked in the social services field with adults and children for over 30 years.