I hope that you and your family are safe and well.
Our Angel on a Leash Facebook page is up and running and needs input from you. Please send pictures (with captions) to Lisa Haimovitz at email@example.com. The first letter of this address is L.
Also, our website is coming along and is now out there on the internet. Please check the website now and again to see the progress. We are asking our Champion Teams to send pictures of their dogs to Linda Weingard at Linda.Weingard@redcross.orgwhere they will be posted on our website.
During this trying time, we all have to do our part to get through each day. I can’t stop thinking about our clients that we were visiting on a weekly basis. How much we enjoyed volunteering, meeting people and developing friendships. Now, with the times of quarantine and lockdowns many of the people we visit are older and live by themselves and presently cannot have visitors. Many of them looked forward to our dogs visiting and being a part of their daily life. With that said, I contacted two of my facilities both Independent Living and Memory Care to propose “Electronic Therapy Dog Visits”. I explained that I could send 3 to 4 pictures with descriptions (funny, interesting, or just cute) or even videos of my dog, Jackson, by e-mail once or twice a week for the facility to distribute to their residents and staff members. The Activity Directors loved the idea and were willing to put it together on their end. If you have the time, have pictures, or can take pictures of your dog and feel that this would work with the facilities that you visit, please contact the Activity Directors. I hope that the “Electronic Therapy Dog Visits” will cause conversations between the residents and staff and bring a smile or two. During this unprecedented time, AOAL can make a difference!
We are in this together, and we will get through this challenging time together!