My daughter has been frequently “begging” for a pet of her own…a cat or her own dog… we already have a little shiz tzu…but she wants a big dog. She would think of it as a therapy pet…
She has read about therapy dogs can remind people to take their medication and such.
The thing is that she is a senior in high school and until we know what she is going to do afterwards, we can’t really consider this. If we know she was not going to college somewhere else, and staying at home with us, we might consider it.
IF (that’s a big if) she goes to college, one of the colleges she might be interested in does allow for therapy cats. Of course that is not the reason she is interested in that school, they have a good art program.
P.S. When I say a big if about her going to college I don’t mean that I doubt she will be able to, but that it depends if she thinks she is ready to or not. The thought of four more years of school can be terrifying for her at times.