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My children came home from school in September raving about getting the opportunity to read with the therapy dogs. They talked about it so much, I had to have them visit the school where I work. Terry Gallogly and her cohorts were such a pleasure. The students at my school were so happy to learn about therapy dogs. They loved the opportunity to read with the dogs, and watch a few tricks. It was such a great experience. Thank you!
My sons elementary school had these amazing, wonderful dogs come into visit the children the last two weeks. He is in 2nd grade and absolutely loved learning about these phenomenal dogs and their owners. I think it was great to have the children understand that these trained dogs provide such a kind service. Terry Gallogly was a pleasure to work with and to organize such an event. Highly recommend any school or program to incorporate this opportunity for children!
You recently came to visit my daughters school. She met Pumpkin. Since then all she has been doing is talking about what you do and how you help people. My family thinks it is amazing and it’s people like you that make such a difference in others lives. We look forward to learning about any volunteer opportunities you may have. Thanks again for taking the time to go to the school and showing these young students what a difference love from a dog (and person) can make in a persons life.
Everyday that one of your dogs walks through our doors is a day of sunshine. The students in our summer program have loved being a part of Ken, Pumpkin and Barbie's magic. We have witnessed a surge in calm, happy students. Thank you so much for bringing us this good "medicine"
Thank you so much Therapy Dogs of Long Island. The students in our Summer program loved meeting Terry and Mary Ellen as well as being thrilled to meet their dogs Pumpkin and Ken. We look forward to participating in another session and now know, "Dogs are Good Medicine".
Therapy Dogs of Long Island has made a significant difference in the language and behaviors of my students. The dogs provide comfort and motivation for my students and they adore them. Ken, Barbie, Pumpkin, and Woof each brought something different to the students because of their unique qualities. Not only did my students’ language skills increase, but so did their confidence and self-esteem. Terry is so kind and giving and we feel very fortunate to have met her. I highly recommend Therapy Dogs of Long Island!
As a Recreation Director of an Alzheimer’s/memory care unit, I am always looking for ways to meet the needs and support all of our residents. Pets bring numerous benefits to all of us including companionship, unconditional love, excitement and fun. When Therapy Dogs of Long Island come to visit, I am amazed each week as I watch my residents come to life and give the biggest smiles I have ever seen. Play time and individual room visits with our therapy dogs Barbie, Ken and Pumpkin have shown positive improvements including reduced confusion, anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression and loneliness in our residents. The best therapists have fur and four legs! I am so greatful for Therapy Dogs of Long Island and the huge impact they make during their visits.
I love when Terry brings her therapy dogs to visit the kids at St.Mary's Hospital for Children. I especially enjoy when a child who normally won't participate in an activity will suddenly want to see Ken and Barbie. Their faces light up and before you know it everyone is smiling!
Terry and her dogs have been visiting my special education classroom weekly. To say that my students are excited each week is an understatement. Barbie, Ken and Pumpkin are the kindest and most patient animals for my students. They provide motivation to help my students build on their communication skills, as well as learn about turn taking, waiting, and allowing them opportunities to take care of the dogs. I cannot thank Terry enough for providing this beautiful service to my students. The therapy has helped my students grow in so many ways, and I’ve never seen bigger smiles when the dogs are visiting. Thanks you Theapy Dogs of Long Island!!
These dogs are precious. They love people, they are calm, patient and loving, and are so comforting for anyone who comes into contact with them. The students read to the dogs, and enjoy reading steadily and surely, with confidence. The dogs listen well, and this is a positive assurance for the students at Mill Neck Manor DEC to learn their reading skills and build confidence! THANK YOU!