Superiorland Pet Partners visits Ishpeming library

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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Superiorland Pet Partners visited the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library Tuesday to educate children about therapy dogs.

Kids of all ages had the chance to meet with friendly dogs and learn about what pet therapy is and how they can receive training to be therapy pet handlers in the future.

Three dogs of all different sizes came to the presentation, showing kids how they can help others.

Patty Cornish, a Superiorland Pet Partner Handler, says therapy dogs can help with things like lowering blood pressure and easing depression.

"Pet therapy is a way to share your animal if your animal is really friendly with other people,” Cornish explained, “It's been proven that just interacting with a friendly dog is very therapeutic."

Superiorland Pet Partners is a program that has been in Marquette County for almost 20 years, and is growing throughout the Upper Peninsula.

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