Roxy Therapy Dog Founder, Sharon Fleck, spoke to the June 13th, 2018 evening meeting about why dogs are so effective as therapy dogs. Research shows that the ability to have a long eye-to-eye connection increases the oxytocin levels in both dogs and humans. The symbiotic relationship we have lowers our blood pressure and reduces our heart beats, but makes the dogs feel good, too. Pictured with Sharon is Past-President Amy Parenti, on the left.