Episode 11 - Delta Therapy Dog in Residential Care - Insights with Volunteer Trish Carlier
Oct 29, 2019
Episode 11: Delta Therapy Dog in Residential Care - Insights with Volunteer Trish Carlier
30 October, 2019
Julie speaks with Trish Carlier, a volunteer dog visitor in Aged Care Facilities. Trish volunteers with Delta Society, a not-for-profit organisation that is supported by volunteers and their family pets.
Trish explains how she became a volunteer dog visitor and what her visits with Golden Retriever Jazzy to Aged Care Facilities are like. Trish also shares a bit about the process of becoming a volunteer dog visitor, including requirements for the dog as well as requirements for the owner/trainer.
Julie and Trish then discuss the physiological and psycho-social benefits of visiting with pets, and Trish shares some of the changes she has seen in residents, as well as some of the challenges of the role that she has experienced.