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K-9 Care Crew: Kids + Dogs + Seniors = Love: Kim Wood at TEDxMuskegon

By Kim Wood

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The K-9 Care Crew is a group of high school student volunteers from Western Michigan Christian High School. Our students train and work with dogs that are temperament tested and chosen as especially suited for pet therapy. The dogs we work with come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Many of our dogs originally came from a pet rescue program. Partnering with Brookhaven Care Facility, on Saturday afternoons the K-9 Care Crew and their dogs spend two hours visiting residents, as well as interacting with visiting family members and Brookhaven staff. The positive energy created when the students and their dogs walk in the door is amazing. We hope others are inspired by our story and will want to create a similar program.


Katie Carroll

Date 2012
Size/Length 13:50
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal training
  4. Dogs
  5. High schools
  6. Mammals
  7. Pet ownership
  8. Pets and companion animals
  9. Socialization
  10. therapy animals
  11. volunteers