Therapy Dogs provide comfort at Covenant Rehab

posted 8/9/2018 in News


Meet Rose and Ammo, our newest volunteers helping patients in rehabilitation.  Both dogs received extensive training to be therapy dogs through Retrieving Freedom in Waverly.

Rose is owned by Covenant Medical Center Nurse Manager Charlotte Feckers. You can find Rose with the Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness Center team at the Kimball Ridge Center. She is friendly, affectionate and gentle in all situations. Patients and associates love her and there have already been positive patient outcomes from having her on the team.

Ammo is owned by Allison Corbin, an Occupational Therapist at Covenant Medical Center's Early Developmental Intervention (EDI). Ammo spends most of his time in EDI but has also visited inpatient rehabilitation. Ammo helps children in speech therapy – kids are at ease talking to a dog when they might feel shy or anxious. Patients can also work on balance and sensory by throwing him a ball, brushing his hair, or taking him for a walk.