Saint Francis Facility Dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, education, or courtroom setting.
In an educational setting, a Facility Dog can help engage students in schools and special education classes. Benefits for an educational facility include increased student motivation, social interaction, language development, and opportunities for constructive fun.
In a health care environment, activities such as grooming, feeding, and playing fetch with a Facility Dog can aid patients in physical and mental rehabilitation programs. Benefits for health care facilities include increased patient motivation, functional outcome goals, social interaction, language development, and morale among patients and staff.
In a courtroom setting, a Facility Dog can provide comfort to abused children while they undergo forensic interviews and testify in court, assist drug court participants in their recovery, and ease the pain of individuals with physical, psychological, or emotional trauma due to criminal conduct.
One of the most valued qualities of a Facility Dog is the unconditional love and attention it gives to the clients and patients with whom it interacts.
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If you are interested in applying for a Saint Francis Facility Dog, please visit the How to Apply page for guidance.