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Grief Therapy Dogs

Grief Therapy Dogs

We strive to provide the best possible experience for our families. Our therapy dog team is an integral part of creating a warm, inviting atmosphere where people feel comfortable to express their emotions as they work through the difficult process of grieving for their lost loved one.

Grief therapy dogs are specially trained to identify emotional distress. They are naturally calm and confident, generally quiet and demonstrate an inherent fondness for giving and receiving affection. They are particularly beneficial for children, who may not know how to verbalize what they’re feeling.

If you are interested in having our therapy dogs at a service, please let us know. Harper, Harley and Foster would be honored to support your family and friends during an emotional time.



Harper Stillinger
Grief Therapy Dog

Harper came to the Stillinger family in December 2017. We knew he was destined to be a therapy dog. Harper completed his training with Ultimate Canine in Westfield and is a certified therapy dog. He follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Butler, and provides our clients with much-needed comfort and laughter during sad and stressful times. When he’s not working at the funeral home, Harper enjoys playing with his brothers, Harley and Foster, going on walks, riding in the car and stealing his mom’s shoes.



Harley

Harley
Grief Therapy Dog

Harley, is the oldest member of our therapy dog team. It’s hard to tell the difference between Harley and Harper, but you can tell who’s who by Harley’s smaller stature and soft, golden-colored fur. Harley is working hard to earn his therapy dog certification from Ultimate Canine. Right now, he’s an “apprentice” therapy dog, and the rest of his pack is showing him the way. When he’s not at work, he enjoys chewing on the opposite end of the same bone as his brother, snuggling, visiting Grandma Stillinger and long walks, but nothing beats riding in the car with his dad, David.



Foster

Foster
Grief Therapy Dog

Foster is the newest addition to our therapy dog team and our family. Foster completed his training at Ultimate Canine and officially joined us in 2020. He’s never met a stranger and was truly born to work with others. He will help foster relationships, healing and support for families. Foster spends his days passing out puppy love and helping visitors at Stillinger Family Funeral Home. You may also meet him when he offers community support at different venues with one of our four certified handlers.

Learn more about how we can help you honor your loved ones. (317) 462-5536

 

(317) 462-5536
1780 West Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140

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