The loneliness epidemic has become a national public health issue with people of all ages and backgrounds reporting feeling more socially isolated than ever before.
To help tackle this pervasive issue, we wanted to enable companionship among those who could greatly benefit from the confidence that comes with a little company.
And in our most trying moments, our dogs can offer just the comfort we need. Research has shown that our dogs have been proven to help lower stress and anxiety, providing much needed companionship in the toughest of situations.
To help ease the transition of new students and give them the confidence to take on one of their toughest days, we created the First Day Friends, a program that allows students to start in a new school with their best friends by their side.