Happy Tails In the News
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Atlanta Pet Life
Aiden Carnig of Buckhead, a Maltese therapy dog, brightens the bleakest days for people dealing with grief, illness, rehabilitation and recovery. But according to his owner, Arlene Sinanian, Aiden has a unique talent.
Atlanta Senior Life
Since 1991, volunteers with the Roswell-based Happy Tails organization have been bringing physical and emotional comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation centers and other facilities.
Home Living in North Georgia
"The power of connection is amazing and hard to describe," says Christy Morrison with Happy Tails Pet Therapy, an Atlanta-based organization that brings pet-owner volunteers and their pets together...
As president of Roswell-based Happy Tails Pet Therapy, Tim Webb has an ongoing challenge: signing up and training enough volunteers with pets to meet the needs of all the facilities that want visits.
Peachtree Battle Living
Hello, this is Norma Jean. I’m a nearly two-year-old golden retriever and the fifth golden to my parents Sandy and Jerry Coker.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Sometimes we go in and everyone is sitting quietly, no one’s talking. Some slumped over and asleep, ” Sinanian says. “And by the time we leave it sounds like a cocktail party.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities
With a lot of our families being away from their pets, Happy Tails gives the families comfort and love and helps fill the void.
Lake Destination Lanier
As a therapy dog ... Mattie takes her volunteer activities to heart, sometimes sleeping for hours after visiting a nursing home...
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
“These animals provide unconditional love and acceptance to ease the pain for those patients who miss home, their family or pets,” says Heather Dexter, CEO of Emory Saint Joseph’s.
Staff members have remarked that their own anxiety decreases when they see the dogs arrive. Physicians and other healthcare delivery team mmebers have been known to make extra rounds to see the furry pets and get a bit of their love, too.
The Dunwoody Crier
Northside Hospital has appointed its first canine chaplain team – Dave Frew and his 14-year-old black-and-white English Setter, Ranger.
Best Atlanta Magazine
“His dad took me aside and explained that his son had not spoken at all since his accident three weeks prior. His connection with Aiden seemed to have given him his voice back."
Press Release: Georgia Gives Day
Happy Tails Pet Therapy pets and their owners were invited to participate in the Cancer Survivor's Seminar on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
The Dunwoody Crier
“Once we get the patient standing and holding onto Ranger’s collar,” said Dave, “Ranger instinctively knows how fast or slow to go and walks the patient sometimes as far as 100 feet.”
Press Release - Winship Cancer Center
"The thing about Happy Tails visits is the magic is in moments," said Nancy Sisson, who owns one of the dogs—Bijou—that is part of the group. "And we never know what those moments are going to be."