Bentley the Therapy Dog at Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe
January 4, 2013
Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe at Carmel City Center will be hosting a meet & greet book signing in there store with a very special guest this January!
On Saturday, January 12, Bentley the Therapy dog and his human mom, Janet Myers, RN, will be at Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.* Bentley is a Bernese Mountain dog who helps being in the hospital less scary! Come out and meet this lovable furry friend for a book signing and paw printing for his book, “Booboos, Band-aids, and Bentley”.
All proceeds go to the Berner-Garde Foundation to study the genetic diseases and longevity of this remarkable breed which has a lifespan of 7-7.5 years! Visit http://bentleythetherapydog.com/ to learn more about the amazing Bentley! We hope to see you there.
For more details about Bentley’s visit to Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe at Carmel City Center please contact the store at 317-805-1880.
About the Author, Janet Myers
Janet Myers has been a health care professional for more than three decades. Through years of patient care, nursing leadership, and now as the Director of Risk and Safety, Janet has brought a rich diversity of health care knowledge and compassion to meeting patient needs. Her background, combined with her passion and work with dogs, has led to her mission of founding a successful pet therapy program. Her heightened awareness of the phenominal outco mes of this complementary avenue of care led her to create another pathway of therapy. In 2007, she and her four-legged friends began to do children’s sermons, first in her own church and then later in several other churches.
Janet is a recognized speaker on the subject of pet therapy, its impact on patient care, and the data that supports the animal-human bond. She and her dog, Bentley, work as a team in her speaking engagements, as they share their heart-warming journey to the bedsides of patients. Together they spread their message to dog lovers, health care providers, and families whose loved ones might benefit from this pace-setting program.
Her therapy dogs’ ability to understand and meet the needs of the patients they “visit” is complemented by Myers’ dog training capabilities. By teaching her dogs an array of patient bedside dog tricks and applying them with her understanding of patient needs, she and her beloved furry companions have “raised the bar” in pet therapy.