LGS believes in therapy pets! We currently have five therapy dogs, one chinchilla, several fish, and more. What are the benefits of therapy pets?
For most people, the presence of an animal prompts the body to release serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin. These hormones generate a relaxation and stress-reducing response, according to UCLA Health. This hormone release can lower symptoms of depression and sadness, helping support good mental health. Our dogs are heroes to our kids. They respond to pets and work better when they are around. We even held an event last year to elect the Therapy Dog President!
Meet some of our heroes at LGS! Click here to learn more!!
Check out this link for 12 rewarding benefits of therapy pets from talkspace.