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  • Animal Assisted Therapy Pictured left

    Karma-Lee Mumford CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U, PAT

    Harvey Dent Mumford CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U, PAT

    At the Trauma Therapy Company we have two therapy dogs. Karma is a 5 year old Doberman Pincher who suffers from a canine form of dwarfism, she stopped growing at 6 months old, and Harvey is a 4 year old mix but some form of Pitt-bull or American Staffordshire Terrier. 

    During counseling, both dogs are scent trained to respond to anxiety by sitting, as close as possible, to you, in order to promote petting which has been found to release serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin. These hormones are believed to be responsible for moods and anxiety. 

    Petting a dog can lower your anxiety, promote relaxation, comfort and reduce loneliness. Dogs can be a distraction to help break the ice and reduce some apprehension about starting therapy. 

    Although Karma has a very judge face, she loves everyone. Both Doberman’s and Pitbulls get a bad reputation for aggression, same as mental health with PTSD and anxiety. Harvey will do anything for a belly rub and has no idea that he might be too big to sit in laps at 70 pounds. 

    Karma as chronic health conditions that accompany her stature. She does not have the stamina that she used to as a puppy but will snuggle under any blanket that you let her and sit with you through the tough moments. She has been known to sneak a kiss and take some tears with her. 

    You can schedule to see Karma or Harvey at our McDonald spa location or find them volunteering in the Mahoning and Trumbull county with P.A.W.S. Therapy team. 

    You can follow Karma here

    And Harvey here

    Don’t take my word for it. Here’s a link to some research to get you started.

    1. Anonymous


      August 11, 2023 at 1:52 am -

      Hey, thanks for the blog.Really thank you! Really Cool.

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