Children bond quickly and closely to animals and tend to confide in them. Therapy animals, such as dogs, have contributed to countless health, social, behavioural and emotional benefits, and may have positive impacts on overall wellbeing and operate as psychological assets.
Some of the children and young people referred to Berry Street have experienced levels of trauma that make it hard for them to trust adults and talk about their situations. Therapy dogs are a source of attention and affection, which creates an uncomplicated bond of joy and attachment.
Help Berry Street to buy healthy food for our therapy dogs so we can assist children and young people recover from the traumas of the past.