Monty — Therapy

Location: Valley Cottage, New York

Monty exemplifies everything that it means to be a therapy dog. I work with people with disabilities and even before Monty was certified you could see the positive impact he’s had on our program. I’ve literally watched him “council” people with psychiatric disorders and bring a calmness that I can only hope to bring. Since being certified I’ve watched Monty bring smiles to people in rehab centers, senior homes, soldiers, veterans, children, recovering addicts, victims of tragedy and more. From his very first visit where I watched someone working a hand bike, missing both legs LIGHT up in Monty’s presence to every visit since, Monty inspires us to be better, to be kind. As I go along this journey I have learned so much from him. Although he is not human, his level of humanity is something special.

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