Foo-Foo: RSS Pet Therapy Dog
Foo-Foo is the RSS certified pet therapy dog. His owner is Selina Ng, our social worker. Pet therapy dogs help people relax, give them confidence and remind people of great times.
What is a certified pet therapy dog? Therapy dogs tend to be very friendly, affectionate, gentle, and confident in all situations. They tend to really enjoy human contact and enjoy being handled, petted and sometimes in clumsy manner. The primary role of a therapy dog is to make physical contact with people and really enjoy their company.
Foo-Foo is usually here on Wednesdays and Fridays. Stop by and say "Hi!"
Foo-Foo and Selina on TV
Foo-Foo and Selina Ng (social worker and pet parent to Foo Foo) were on BronxNet's OPEN TV show in October 2019. Selina spoke about the traits and training needed to make a good pet therapy dog. The traits included an ability for the dog to remain calm, not run away from people, not be afraid of noises, etc. If you have an animal (dog OR cat) contact petpartners.org.
Here is a video of Foo-Foo with one of the members from our Adult Day Activities Program for Memory Loss.
It's a wonderful example of what a pet therapy dog can do for someone.