Nikki: Companion Dog

yellow lab dog

Nikki & Her Little Girl

Companion Dog

Nikki works as a companion dog for a young girl with anxiety and depression. Upon their first meeting, there was a clear spark between them – while Nikki is friendly with everyone she meets, she is usually reserved about playing with new people. Not this time! The two of them took off around the training room, leaping and frollicking together, and they’ve been inseparable every since.

At her new home, Nikki sleeps with her little girl to ease nighttime fears, brings joy to her every day through play and interaction, and actively eases anxiety by performing deep pressure therapy across her girl’s lap. Nikki is now where she belongs, offering confidence, independence, and friendship to her new partner.


Nikki’s Impact

Our daughter is happier than ever before and laughing like we haven’t heard in forever.

~Amanda, mom

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