Funeral homes allow family members and friends to gather in one place to say a last goodbye to loved ones. Although it can be an extremely somber occasion, a gentle Therapy Dog can be an asset during this time. They bring unconditional love and help to lighten a mournful atmosphere while bringing peace to individuals during an upsetting time.
Therapy Dogs have the ability to assist people with the grieving process. Their steady and unwavering companionship helps to provide consolation to family members while the effects of stroking the fur of a serene dog can be incredibly comforting. Sometimes, loved ones get to know a Therapy Dog team because of their visits during a patient’s final stages of life. Families may request that the Dog/Handler team come to the funeral home for added support. Though situations may be delicate, the “final visit’ can be one of the most rewarding experiences for the family members and the Therapy Dog team as well.