How a greyhound helped one mum and her autistic daughter

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Thu 1 March 2018

8 mins

Minnie is a greyhound who changed the world for one family. Jennifer Althaus had tried everything to help her daughter, but it wasn't until they tried pet therapy that life became a little easier.

Jennifer speaks about her experiences, what life was like for her daughter Celeste before they tried pet therapy, and the profound impact welcoming a canine into their life has had on their family, and most importantly, on Celeste's growth and confidence.

Jennifer has written about her experience with Celeste and Minnie in her memoir called A Journey of Love: A mother's memoir which you can get your hands on via Amazon. Plus $2.00 from every copy sold goes to the not-for-profit organisations Greyhounds New Beginnings  and Smart Pups Assistance Dogs.

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