Comfort dog has creative way to make visits while social distancing

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Seth the comfort dog has found a creative way to provide comfort to those in need while abiding by current social distancing practices due to the coronavirus outbreak. Seth is an extension of Lutheran Church Charities and the Eternal Shepard LLC k-9 comfort dog program.Since Seth can no longer visit people in person and allow them to rub and pet him, his caretakers with Eternal Shepard in Seneca are now doing window visits at some of his routine locations. “When we first had to do the social distancing, it was really hard because what we do is go out with him and meet people and have them pet him,” said Seth’s Cartaker with Eternal Shepard Kyra Carbone. “So we had to think out of the box.”Seth visited Foothills Assisted Living Facility and greeted residents at the front lobby window, as well as at each individual resident window going room to room around the facility. “We didn’t want them to feel like they were forgotten or alone,” said co-caretaker Rudy Carbone. “So we wanted to come back and we wanted to continue to at least to show them that we care and that Seth is still here for them.”Seth is also partaking in virtual visits with people across the upstate, allowing them to seek comfort in his presence during a time which can bring many anxiety and uncertainty. ((View full story above))

Seth the comfort dog has found a creative way to provide comfort to those in need while abiding by current social distancing practices due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Seth is an extension of Lutheran Church Charities and the Eternal Shepard LLC k-9 comfort dog program.

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Since Seth can no longer visit people in person and allow them to rub and pet him, his caretakers with Eternal Shepard in Seneca are now doing window visits at some of his routine locations.

“When we first had to do the social distancing, it was really hard because what we do is go out with him and meet people and have them pet him,” said Seth’s Cartaker with Eternal Shepard Kyra Carbone. “So we had to think out of the box.”

Seth visited Foothills Assisted Living Facility and greeted residents at the front lobby window, as well as at each individual resident window going room to room around the facility.

“We didn’t want them to feel like they were forgotten or alone,” said co-caretaker Rudy Carbone. “So we wanted to come back and we wanted to continue to at least to show them that we care and that Seth is still here for them.”

Seth is also partaking in virtual visits with people across the upstate, allowing them to seek comfort in his presence during a time which can bring many anxiety and uncertainty.

((View full story above))


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