Therapy Dog Program
“Dogs are so non-judgmental and love us
regardless of our background [and] previous mistakes.”
–Cindy Gross, Counselor
About Horizon’s Therapy Dog Program:
Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection and comfort to patients. They fulfill an emotional void that is often drained by substance use or mental health disorders. Therapy dogs can be found in many breeds and sizes; however, Golden Retrievers are often used due to their calm demeanor and patient disposition.
Meet Our Dogs:
Our Dogs Aren’t Just Cute and Cuddly—They Are Therapeutic.
Research shows that interaction with therapy dogs increases the release of bonding and happiness hormones and decreases stress. Horizon’s adoption of a therapy dog program continues to improve and enhance practices, maintaining Horizon’s high-quality treatment and recovery programs.