Butterscotch is a rescue dog who is part lab, part hound, part all around loving guy.  Butterscotch loves to meet new people and to be in the office.  He has not met a human he does not like.  He loves to go on walks and to be with his family at home.  Butterscotch, along with his handler, Ariane Raines, are a certified therapy team through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), sometimes referred to as pet therapy, are interactions that intentionally incorporate animals for the purpose of improved health and well-being. Research demonstrates that AAI can promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.