Bambi Andersh

Session Assistant Dog

Bambi is an 8-year-old, Sharpei-Lab mix, owned by Karie Andersh. Karie has been blessed to care for Bambi for the past four years. She adopted her while living in Montana. From the second day, Bambi was in her new home, she was going into sessions and has been a part of my therapy sessions with Karie’s clients, ever since.

Bambi has her own trauma story, so she is a bit more reserved than your average dog, and she’s very respectful of personal space. Bambi the “bookends” to Karie’s sessions. She loves to greet people and receive a few pets, then she’ll lay down in her bed during sessions with clients. She seems to set an internal timer because as the hour comes to a close, she gets up and is ready to walk clients out. She provides sweet and calming energy to all of her sessions. Because she is shy, it’s very rewarding to see her form connections with other people. Not to mention, research has shown that petting dogs lowers the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) in the bloodstream, which leads to increased feelings of calm and clarity.

You will see Bambi roaming the office, feel free to say hello!

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