GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Angel the schnauzer rencently made her second visit to Seashore Gardens, stopping by to see residents throughout the home. Angel and owner, Ava Holly Lewis-Korth, are among the volunteers who regularly bring their therapy dogs to Seashore Gardens.
“Research has shown that visits from pets are more than just fun,” Executive Director Alysia Price said. “Petting a dog can decrease levels of stress hormones, regulate breathing and lower blood pressure. It also releases oxytocin, a hormone associated with bonding and affection in both dogs and people.”