Kern County Will Use Therapy Dogs to Support Mental Health

Kern County residents in need of behavioral health treatment will soon get a hand paw from man’s best friend.

The county is partnering with canine therapy provider Marley's Mutts to support people in need. The American Kennel Club-certified therapy dogs will be on site to provide comfort and companionship to those seeking Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, many of whom suffer from trauma.

Kern County Behavioral Health Administrator Liz Bailey hopes the canines will encourage more people to come in for services and allow for a more relaxed environment.

All of the therapy dogs provided by Marley’s Mutts are rescues.

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