Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners

July 24, 2015   //   No Comments

US Fox News recently published an article online about the increasing number of dogs used to comfort mourners in funeral homes.

 

Mr Krause introduced their family pet Oliver, a Portuguese water dog, into their funeral home, where Oliver worked for 10 years.  Oliver had been trained as a therapy dog and had worked in schools, nursing homes and hospitals, when the family decided they could use his skills at their funeral home.  The idea is that having the dog around gives mourners something else to focus on and can be particularly helpful for grieving children.

Read the full article here.