Sandy Suarez, a longtime therapy dog owner and the founder of the Plymouth-based organization Great Dane Rescue, is hoping that other dog owners are interested in joining her cause. She wants to help patients with the healing aura that therapy dogs bring.
Sandy is also the director of clinical services at Grace Hospital in Troy and wants other dog owners to bring in their certified therapy dogs (those that are certified by Therapy Dog Inc. or Therapy Dogs International) to help patients relax and feel comfort even at their most trying of times.
The biggest qualification that the director is looking for is a calm demeanor and a willingness to be loved. The pooches should also be able to provide emotional support.