Home » Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog by Bettinger Julie Strauss
Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog Bettinger Julie Strauss

Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog

Bettinger Julie Strauss

Published
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
272 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Encounters with Rikki tells the true story of the incredible partnership between Chuck and Rikki, a very special rescue dog. Rikki first found her home with Chuck and Patty Mitchell in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Even though the goldenMoreEncounters with Rikki tells the true story of the incredible partnership between Chuck and Rikki, a very special rescue dog. Rikki first found her home with Chuck and Patty Mitchell in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Even though the golden retriever was a shy, shell-shocked puppy still adapting to the stress of displacement, Chuck recognized her innate abilities as a therapy dog. Together they bring healing and hope to recovering patients, accident victims, and the mentally ill. Soon Rikkis quiet confidence attracts the attention of advocates of child victims. Called upon to testify in court, child witnesses must recall horrific memories in the presence of their abusers- the tireless work of Chuck and Rikki allows these children to do so with a therapy dog by their side. Inspiring and heartfelt, Rikkis story illustrates the far-reaching effects of the human-animal bond.