If you happen to visit the residents in Arbor Glen and notice a few other visitors…of the “furry” category…you are not seeing things. In fact, what you are witnessing with those “furry” types is a sort of mild therapy often used to improve the mood and physical well-being of folks who may not always be feeling their best. Pets (in this case dogs), after all, do make people smile. They make people happy. And, they actually do bring some great benefits to people as well. Research demonstrates that pet therapy, regular visits with animals, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and reduces overall stress. Interacting with pets can reduce anxiety, depression and loneliness by increasing social interaction with the pets and their human companions. In fact, consistent interaction with a pet increases the release of serotonin and dopamine in the brain which can help calm and soothe a person’s body. So, you see, Arbor Glen is not “going to the dogs”, but rather using the interaction of these “furry” angels to sooth, heal and restore its residents.