Emotional Support Animal
Bailey, born May 8, 2017, is a registered emotional support puppy who loves children and their handlers. Children who have a difficult time attaching, who are shy, or are emotional about going to therapy, transition well with Bailey. He is currently in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) training to help improve a patient’s social, cognitive functioning, or emotional states. He helps patients with affective disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Bailey’s personal favorite is Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA), a more casual and unstructured model where he can serve his puppy purpose of loving and hugging his patients. He is a full-time employee at Aloha Behavioral and started when he was only two months old. His structured training is ongoing and he is currently enrolled in a Focus and Impulse Control class through the Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club. He loves to run and jump and his next goal is to enroll into the Agility Foundations class to work on his proprioception, contact obstacles course, small space jumping drills, and good sportsmanship skills. Bailey works primarily with Cara Webb, though he enjoys greeting every patient he sees. All dog lovers welcomed!