“Some days going to school is unbearable because my insomnia and negative thoughts and worries will have kept me up until six in the morning. When I know that it is a dog day and I get to see my best friend Daisy, I tell myself that I can’t let her down and my mood completely flips. She makes my whole day better. She is non-judgmental and makes me feel safe.” – Lauren

“COPE gives me happiness and confidence. COPE has taught me a lot of lessons not only with dogs, but in life too. I can use almost everything I’ve learned in COPE and apply it to my everyday life. I have learned to be more patient with people and be more dedicated toward more things. I will definitely keep learning from these lessons.” – Izzy

“When dogs challenge you it can help you be more positive towards challenges in real life and it teaches you how to be patient as a leader and even stand up for yourself. ” – Steph