Some people may wonder why they are greeted by our dog, Roxie, when they walk in our front entrance. Many child advocacy centers across the country are recommending the use of a support dog who comforts the child victim as they are in the process of being interviewed. The presence of a quiet, gentle, specially trained dog offers a source of comfort to the child while they are sharing a very traumatic experience with a perfect stranger. The Children’s Recovery Center (CRC) believes the need for a certified therapy dog is extremely important to its mission.
Roxie, our certified therapy dog, was abused and abandoned just like so many of our children. Jan Igoe of Canine Angels Service Dogs found Roxie at the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society. Right away Jan saw in Roxie what Louise was looking for-a dog with a big heart who would help the children who are sad and scared. Roxie was quickly adopted as CRC’s therapy dog and trained by Rick Kaplan of Canine Angels Service Dogs to greet visitors at the center and to behave appropriately. She will snuggle up with the needy child and ask to be petted. Children know they can tell her anything and she will keep their secret. Roxie loves to go to work with Louise.
We’re very happy to have Roxie on our staff.
Paisley is a 3-year-old Border/Collie Lab mix rescued by Louise Carson from All About Animals Transport and Rescue. In January of 2022, Paisley became a therapy dog for the children who come to the CRC. Paisley is affectionate, calm and will sit all day if someone cares to pet her. She has a sweet demeanor and brings smiles daily to CRC clients, visitors, and staff. She and Roxie are best buddies and enjoy making everyone smile they encounter. While not at the CRC, Paisley enjoys the beach, including swimming in the ocean, the dog park and long walks. Thank you, Roxie and Paisley, for all you do.