Detroit a leader in dogs as therapy movement

USA Today

is calling out Metro Detroit as one of the leader dogs in using pets in the social services realm.

Excerpt:

“Because of Henry — a gentlemanly, chocolate-and-white Portuguese waterdog — once-silent autistic students at Novi High School now have a voice.

A Doberman pinscher named Tuesday is credited with helping 11 former servicemen graduate last week from Redford District Court’s first Veterans Court…

Michigan is among a growing number of states where dogs are moving into courts, schools, prisons and juvenile facilities on the heels of new research that shows the emotional and physical benefits of dog-person contact, particularly for people in pain or in trouble.”

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