In 2015, Kim began looking for the ideal therapy dog. Twelve months later, Mila was rescued from a puppy mill. Kim wasn't even sure if Mila would be an ideal fit for therapy dog work. But Mila's physical and mental health needed support, so that became the priority. It took dozens of veterinary appointments and months to get her physical health squared away - and then we began training.
Eventually, Mila learned the the world can be a safe place. It was remarkable to watch her become more confident as time passed. Kim and Mila have completed several training classes together and Mila is now a confident canine therapy partner - and she couldn't be a better therapy dog! She is truly amazing with kids and brings indescribable love and joy to therapeutic spaces.
Before your first appointment, Kim will provide an overview of how to interact with Mila. Kim is diligent in monitoring Mila's well-being; therefore, if she exhibits signs of being tired, she will take a snooze while we continue to work together.
Kim will also check in with you to see whether you would like Mila present for therapy sessions.
Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy is an evidence-based treatment modality that engages the bond between animals as an intervention.
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