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Walter hard at work supporting our young people

Walter hard at work supporting our young people

Jesse one of our Mental Health Clinician’s recently snapped a couple pictures of Walter our therapy dog hard at work. Walter snuggled with this youth a couple years ago when she was drug addicted and homeless. Walter is now snuggling with a sober, employed woman living in her own accommodation, who has been in a healthy, positive relationship for over a year.

Congratulations to the young lady for working hard to change her life around and thanks to Walter and Jesse for walking with her on her journey.

Walter waltzes in for a visit!

Walter waltzes in for a visit!

Walter, our therapy dog, is still hard at work here at Covenant House Vancouver. Each day he assists Jesse, our Mental Health Clinician as he meets with our young people. Besides the general soothing effect a dog can have on someone who is stressed, therapy dogs provide a welcome distraction for people whose therapy session may be getting intense or uncomfortable.

Walter for World Animal Day

Walter for World Animal Day

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them.

Walter Visits the Dentist

Walter Visits the Dentist

Walter our therapy dog hurt his tooth chewing on a toy. He went for a trip to the dentist and had an x-ray; everything looks fine and he is set to make a full recovery. He was such a good boy that he even got to pick a treat at the end.

Feel better Walter!

walter on dentist chair waiting for dentist

Walter Turns 4!

Walter turns four

Walter our Therapy Dog recently celebrated his 4th birthday. Hope this cute picture of him licking his lips over his birthday treat brings you some joy this Friday!

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Happy Friday from Walter

Walter, Covenant House Vancouver’s resident therapy dog, recently had to undergo surgery for a herniated disc. The surgery was pretty rough but Walter recovered nicely and is doing well. He is back at work helping our youth during counselling sessions and making all of our days brighter.

Here are some Walter pictures to brighten up your day. The first one is right after surgery so he looks a little under the weather.

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