We spent the morning with the darling dogs from Canine Companions for Independence, where cuddles were plentiful, as were smiles, and our campers and staff all had a fantastic time.
We enjoyed checking out all of the of exhibitors’ booths, though definitely spent the most time at the Canine Companions booth snuggling with the amazingly friendly Assistance Dogs.
After making new friends, meeting a clown and looking at the booths, we found a shady hillside under a tree to eat a picnic lunch while we watched dogs run through an agility course!
Our next stop was Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch, where we had a great time soaking up the Fall atmosphere.
We went on a hay-ride through the sunflower fields, got to pet the farm animals and selected pumpkins to take home! A fun day was had by all! Many thanks to Janet Von Der Linn, Member of the Board & dedicated volunteer, for the beautiful photos!
More About Dogs
I’m sure many of you are already aware of the tremendous benefits that come from the bond between humans, with and without Special Needs, and animals. Above all, dogs provide love, acceptance, affection and companionship.
Canine Companions offer different types of to assist individuals with Special Needs. Service dogs, Facility dogs and Skilled Companion dogs. Some of the success stories on their website are just amazing.
If you’ve never considered the benefits of having a dog for your camper and family, or are interested but want more information, take a look at their website. Food for thought!
Camp Krem is currently on the waiting list for a trained Facility Dog, which would be an incredible addition to our program! We will keep you updated!