Crisis Response Unit (CRU)
- Rainbow’s Crisis Response Unit is composed of a dog and handler team who respond to high stress situations such as a shooting or other public emergency. The dogs are trained to remain focused and to offer emotional support.
- Our goal is to help calm and support victims during a crisis or disaster and aid rescue workers, first responders and volunteers who respond on the scene.
- On its most basic level, contact with therapy dogs can affect the stress levels of the participants by lowering blood pressure, slowing heart rate, and reducing stress hormones. Our Crisis Response Teams are trained in psychology first aid and the emotional effects of crisis and disasters.