Our grief therapy dog program is named Tara's Touch in memory of our first grief therapy dog, Tara. She was a beautiful black lab that brought comfort to so many people. Her legacy is carried on by Tara's mentee, Willow. Willow is a white labradoodle who is hypo-allergenic and eager to serve others. Also, Banks, our white and gray sheepadoodle (also hypo-allergenic) is our newest dog in the family ready to serve others.
Scientists have proven that petting animals can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and even create a hormonal response that raises serotonin levels which help fight depression.
Willow is a true professional and has undergone extensive training and certification.
Willow is available to be present
at the time an individual has lost a pet
when families are making funeral arrangements for a loved one
during calling hours
at a children's activity prior to a funeral service
during a funeral service
If you would like Willow to be present at an event or service, call our pet services team at 614-224-0010 or email [email protected]