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Did you know that Therapy Dogs International has a Disaster Stress Relief Unit?

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The Unit deploys dogs to areas in need after receiving a request from Federal and State agencies.

So when Houston residents experienced stress after Hurricane Harvey, they were in need of a special visit.

Because families were in shelters, the dogs visiting survivors gave love and support. This helped the stress level drop.

Remember you can only touch a service dog after the handler has given permission.

Reference: The Original Dog Bible

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Born and raised in the Midwest, I am a mom, business owner, and a lover of furry animals. There have always been four-footed furry pets in my life. Big or small, it seems I love them all! Most of my pets live long and happy lives and I have been fortunate to have several devoted friends thru the years from small Cocker Spaniels or Llasa Apso to the "let em take over your entire bed" black labs. Whether we buy them, breed them, or rescue them - however they come to our home, they are always welcomed into our family and soon take over a permanent place in our hearts.


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