Patient smiling while petting a therapy dog sitting

The Healing Impact of Therapy Dogs in ER

You know it will be rough when you end up in the bustling, beeping emergency room. Between the shrieking kids with sprained ankles, the endless wait times listening to sniffles and moans echoing behind pale blue curtains, and the occasional disorderly patient being dragged away in handcuffs, the ER often feels like a unique little slice of hell.