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Adoption date: December 18, 2010
Macy was rescued from Taiwan as an adult dog in October, 2010. After hip surgery, she was adopted by her new family in December. She became a therapy dog in October, 2011. Macy loves visiting people of all ages. She is a “reading dog” and helps children practice their reading skills every week at school, by listening quietly as they read aloud to her. She lives with another Golden Retriever and a Persian cat. Her favorite foods are apples, string cheese, and sweet potatoes. When she is not visiting her friends at schools and senior centers, she enjoys long walks or naps on the couch.
Nala became a registered therapy dog in August 2016. She is an older dog who is young at heart who still loves to chase rabbits, run up and down the hallway squeaking a new toy and play ball in the backyard. Although lively and active at home, she has a sweet, loving, calm demeanor around children, adults and seniors. She leans her body into people looking adoringly at them with her huge beautiful eyes. A cancer survivor, Nala brings her story and her sweetness wherever she goes
Handler: Bari Boersma
Star is a rescue dog and came to me when she was 4 years old. She does reading programs and various types of visits and also runs agility because it is fun! Most of all Star loves people and wants everyone to feel special and make thier day! One of Star’s unique features is her blue and brown colored eyes! Star loves belly rubs and her favorite thing to do is be patted by you!
Birthday: October 11, 2010
Weight: 3.7 lbs
Nickname: World’s Tiniest Goat!
She likes all types of food, including
Brussels sprouts! Zoe loves to be
snuggled and curl up in my lap. She
travels with us everywhere by bicycle,
car, train and airplane! When we
are packing, she sits in my suitcase,
ensuring that she is going too! Her
favorite places to be rubbed are behind
her neck and her belly.
He displays amazing antics that make you laugh out loud, I mean belly laugh. That is truly therapeutic. The love and complete devotion he has for you as he stares up at you with his beautiful soulful amber eyes . His need to lay on you even though he is 80 pounds of pure muscle and lick your face until you can’t breathe. His amazing athleticism as he jumps up, twists around and catches the ball with all four paws off the grass. His enthusiasm of love whimpers and insanely fast wagging tail when you pull up to the house after you have been gone10 minutes or 5 hours. His 5 minute nesting ritual with numerous pillows, blankets, and any other object close in proximity. His desire to sleep under the covers; close to you at all times. Bottom line, he loves to love you, forever and ever, amen.
Name: Little Bear
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Favorite Activities: Sleeping, going on walks, getting petted & brushed
Favorite Yoga Position: Downward dog
Favorite Other Dogs: His brothers Duke and Canuck
Favorite Thing to Chase: Birds and tennis balls
Favorite Sport: Swimming
Favorite Place: Bed and the beach
Favorite Food: Hot dogs
Breed: Dark yellow labrador
Human mom: Jane
My name is Noodle. Please shake my paw. I’m a puppy at heart- don’t mind my 85 lbs of brawn and beauty. When I’m not flexing, I’m quite squishy and comfortable to nuzzle against. I’ve acted in roles such as blanket, pillow and foot rest. I’ve mastered the art of balancing things on my head, and my runway strut rivals that of super models. I love going to the beach, the dog park, on walks and places to make new friends- both human and dog. I hope to call you my new human friend.
Breed: Flat Coat Retriever Mix
Partner: Janell Keider
Piper was just a puppy when she was abandoned in another country. Kind people rescued her, collected donations, and bought Piper a plane ticket to the United States so she could have a safe and loving home. We adopted Piper before she was a year old and could tell that she would be a great therapy dog – she loves people, especially children, and is sweet and gentle. She greets our cats each morning with a wagging tail and lick on their noses. She also loves to race around the backyard, playing “tug” and “chase” with our other dogs. We are so happy that Piper joined our family!
Breed: Border Collie
Birthday: November 19, 2008
Weight: 40 pounds
Human Partner: Dee Marie Ebell
Nickname: “Mr. T”
Motto: “We Strengthen Your Spirit through Heartfelt Care”