Rachel Negron’s Certified Therapy Dog Visits People in Assisted Living and With Special Needs
Rachel Negron is a Business Systems Analyst on the COLLECTIONS & RECOVERY loan management software team at Shaw Systems. Rachel is from Lake Jackson, Texas and currently lives in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and got a degree in Information Systems and Operations Management.
Rachel’s border collie Max is a certified therapy dog. Rachel and Max regularly visit residents in assisted living and nursing homes. Rachel and Max occasionally work with special needs children and schools. They have been actively involved with an animal therapy group, Faithful Paws for 2 and a half years now. Therapy dogs are certified to also work in hospice, hospitals, physical therapy, airports, learning centers, and more.
According to Wikipedia, a therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with autism. Therapy dogs are usually not assistance or service dogs, but can be one or both with some organizations. In recent years, therapy dogs have been enlisted to help children overcome speech and emotional disorders.