A favorite memory for Sheba’s handler is the first time Sheba participated in 2016. There was a boy there who had never touched an animal before, but because the Comfort Dogs are so calm and gentle, he was able to pet these dogs. Everyone was so excited for him! This has been seen other times as well that some of the children or teens who had been apprehensive about touching a dog were able to overcome their fears and pet the Comfort Dogs. It gave them such a sense of accomplishment, and the teachers and caregivers with them were so grateful and appreciative to see the students have a breakthrough like this.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams are proud of these athletes for their skill, determination, and all of their accomplishments! Way to go!