Studies show that just petting a dog can lower cortisol levels, reducing both stress and anxiety. A pet dog can also help children learn independence if they have jobs caring for the pet, and can encourage exercise.
Through the help of our partner, GreaterGood.org, we transform the lives of dogs by rescuing them from shelters, training them and giving them a very meaningful purpose. These special dogs in turn help transform the lives of both the children and the adults they serve with a life long commitment to love, care for and assist.
The service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks for a child, such as detecting when episodes may happen by being trained to sense a rise in the stress hormone cortisol. These dogs can also help with kids who may tend to wander or bolt in a stressful situation. They can help with tasks such as dressing, keeping a child on routine, preventing an unwanted behavior, and other tasks that the individual may need.
With this key chain you can help provide funding towards rescuing a shelter dog, and having it professionally trained to become a service dog for those in need.
Key chain measures approximately 3″ x 2″.