HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
(a program of Lynn Dee’s Training Center)
Dogs and their owners and taught how to provide comfort to victims and responders in either a big disaster or a small crisis.
We provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters, usually in the recovery phase. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events.
These dogs are trained to be familiar with boarding airplanes and buses, going to a restaurant, hazardous material gear, booties for their feet, fire hoses, ambulance sirens and other sights and sounds possible in crisis situations. HOPE dogs have to be able to manage unpredictable, stressful situations.
It takes a special animal to connect with people and deal with sirens, gunshots, crazy conditions, and other dogs.
- Volunteers only respond when authorities ask.