We are proud to provide this valuable service
in our funeral home but also out in the community; in nursing homes, hospitals,
hospices, or wherever there may be a need.
Jacques is a 5 year old hypoallergenic poodle
whose appearance and disposition make him ideal to provide medicine for the
heart. He is the perfect therapy dog because he is calm, personable, and smart.
By holding, petting, or just seeing the loving eyes of Jacques a person can
feel comforted in a way that is healing to them.
Jacques' role at the funeral home will be to
provide affection, emotional support, and comfort to families during
arrangements, visitations, and services.
Jacques has been certified through Therapy Dogs International.
Jacques’ owner/handler, Lenore Coover, RN,
MSN, has owned numerous dogs in her life and has witnessed in her own family
the positive effects that a dog provides during stressful times. When she got
Jacques she recognized early on that he had a powerful effect on people of all
ages. She committed herself to pursue the necessary training to share Jacques
as a certified therapy dog.
When Lenore isn’t helping or serving others,
she enjoys daily walks, gardening, and spending time in the kitchen cooking and
sharing food with others.
We are grateful that Lenore and Jacques share
our commitment of service to others as we see the impact that they have on
those in need. Please call us if you would like to arrange a visit with