SIGNATURE THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS
What Our Students Learn from Caring for Animals
How can fostering dogs help heal my daughter?
While attending Greenbrier Academy, your daughter will be involved in our dog fostering program. Aside from helping to provide these animals a temporary home, your daughter will experience increased trust, empathy and teamwork through caring for the animals.
As your daughter spends time caring for and training our foster dogs along with our permanent, campus dogs, it allows her a chance to practice Aspirations such as humility, compassion, respect and trust. We’ve watched many introverted, emotionally chaotic students transform under this unique stewardship in the past.
Your daughter will blossom through the responsibility and consequent returned love of the animals that she helps rescue. It’s truly amazing to behold.
Ever since I became the head of cat* program, I have completely fallen in love with cats. The cat program gave me the confidence to start an internship at a vet clinic back at home, and I am now considering veterinary medicine as my major for when I go to college.
Whenever I’m having a hard time, the cats make me feel needed and they give me the compassion and understanding that I need. The cat program has given me a lot of new valuable skills like time management, teaching, and managing a group of people.
*Greenbrier no longer fosters cats