The temperament of the Leonberger, a giant dog breed that originated in Germany, is described as obedient, loyal, fearless, adaptable, loving with a gentle nature and serene patience. Consequently, they are perfectly suited to do the important and special work that therapy dogs do.
The information and education that Peggy and Jim share during their visits is invaluable to these survivors as they work to move forward in their journey toward wholeness. What is really the highlight of each visit, however, is the opportunity for survivors and staff to interact with Jenna and Raffie—up close and personal! Rolling around on the floor with these gentle giants, giving pats, hugs, and cuddles to them, or granting them treats in response to their sweet and clever tricks is undoubtedly the most fun and perhaps the most rewarding part of the visits for everyone involved. But it is especially rewarding for Jenna and Raffie, who actually love the work that they do!
What a wonderful gift this fabulous foursome is providing to our neighbors in need. Thank you all for sharing your talents and love!