PawMeadow Gets People to Open Up

Meadow waiting for next visitWhen therapy dog Meadow visited with two patients at the same time at a mental health facility, one patient bent down to hug Meadow. Moments later, while petting and focusing on Meadow, both patients really opened up, talking about prior hospital visits, jail time, their experiences in jail, and comparing stories on how they were treated. “It was amazing how comfortable they felt around Meadow. Pets don’t judge; they love you and accept you no matter what you went to jail for. It was something both patients needed to talk about, and Meadow helped to facilitate that. The staff and I just sat back and let them talk. It was a good experience for everyone.” – Catherine
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