March 2017 eNewsMarch 8, 2017
“A child had just received new braces and was refusing to walk in them. All I had to say was, ‘let’s get Igor’s leash and take him outside,’ then Igor and the child were walking and eventually running outside together,” recalls Teresa, a physical therapist. Facility Dog Igor III and Teresa work with over 500 children with disabilities every month.
Teresa uses Igor to encourage and motivate children during physical therapy. “They have such a great time interacting with Igor that they often do not even realize how hard they are working," says Teresa. “I feel very blessed to have a Canine Companions facility dog and to be able to share him daily with children with special needs as part of my work. I truly have my dream job with my dream partner in Igor.”
“After researching Canine Companions, my interest in volunteering with an organization that my employer also supported grew,” says Cory, Southwest Airlines employee. Cory is now raising puppy Otto, who even has his own employee badge. Become a puppy raiser.
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