In the Summer of 2005 I was looking for somewhere to visit with my Therapy Dog Leo. We wanted to volunteer in our hometown so I contacted Chelsea Hospital and was put in touch with Recreational Therapist Jan Shamraj. Together Jan and I worked with the staff of Chelsea Hospital to build this amazing program. It was no easy task, but the end result is a program like no other and I am honored to be a part of it.
Today there are 12 teams visiting various areas of the hospital and many wonderful dogs who have since retired.
The teams of Pawsitive Comfort are tested and registered with Allegiance of Therapy Dogs, a national Therapy Dog Program. We have the highest standards for our teams and provide ongoing training and support. We screen each team to ensure the 'goodness of fit' for our program.
As an ongoing support for our community, many of the Therapy Dogs of Pawsitive Comfort are members of Canine Comfort Crisis Response Therapy Dogs, a group I helped form in 2012. Canine Comfort offers support to local communities in times of crisis or a tragic event.
Here's to many more years!!!!