Roxy™ Therapy Dogs has been an integral part of CBSD school classrooms since 2005 and three of our five community programs involve an exclusive partnership with Central Bucks Schol District. Our certified therapy dog teams are all volunteers and there is no charge to anyone for our services. In the Elementary School Reading Inspiration Program, Roxy’s therapy dog teams provide comfort and support to students as they work to improve their reading fluency and confidence. In the Student Specialized Support Program, these specially trained dogs build strong relationships with students in Learning Support, Autistic Support, Life Skills, and Multiple Disabilities Classes. In the Secondary School Stress Management Program, Roxy therapy dogs visit CBSD high school Stress/Anxiety Management Classes as well as bereavement groups to comfort students through Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).
Numerous studies have shown that when students are in the presence of therapy dogs and they feel safe and relaxed which makes learning accessible and accelerates both physical and emotional healing. Currently, Roxy is in all CBSD elementary and high schools as well as 2 middle schools.
See the impact Roxy is making on their YouTube channel.
“Bringing comfort to children, enhancing the experience of learning, and enriching the lives of canine and human volunteers.”
Roxy Therapy Dogs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is donation dependent. To learn more, visit www.roxytherapydogs.org