January 2018 eNews

January 10, 2018
Yellow service dog assisting man with physical therapy
New Employee

The newest addition at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Grapevine-Lancaster is bringing patients a unique form of treatment — the love of a dog.

Canine Companions Facility Dog Karmen is a 2-year-old Labrador/Golden Retriever cross who assists in the outpatient clinic with her human handler, Travis. Travis, a physical therapist at the facility, says Karmen has completely transformed his sessions. “Karmen is already a great addition to our outpatient clinic and has noticeably changed how most patients feel about attending physical therapy sessions."

Karmen was one of over 400 dogs placed free of charge in 2017 to increase independence for people with disabilities! Read more about how Karmen is changing normal exercises into something patients look forward to.

Follow the Leader

What better way to learn the ropes of being an assistance dog then by spending time with one? Read Canine Companions puppy Able's most recent blog post about his big sister, Service Dog Kary.

Love Your Job

Achieve a unique, challenging and fulfilling career as an assistance dog trainer through specialized career development and discover the leader in you. Learn more at cci.org/instructor.

Make a Lasting Impact

Find out how you can leave a lasting impact to Give a Dog a Job, and let us help you meet your goals. Learn about the best assets to make a planned gift, how to give and more.

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