Bailey

Therapy

Bailey has always loved people of all ages. A friend suggested I get her trained to become a Therapy Pet and she was accepted in the Therapy Pets of Long Island group. We started visiting two Assisted Living weekly. She brought smiles and warm kisses to the residents who loved her in return.

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Karma

Therapy

Karma was evaluated to ensure her temperament was suitable to work with children and adults of all ages as well as in traumatic and critical incidents. She was specifically trained to participate in traumatic situations and is proficient in being able to tolerate, adapt and cope with the physical and emotional stress of critical incidents.Her […]

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Charlie

Therapy

My Charlie is a great dog he has given me much comfort I am a combat veteran that served in Vietnam and I have had dogs ever since I left there. Each one was special in Their Own Way, Charlie is a gift everybody loves Charlie he loves people, So I decided to get him […]

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Linus

Therapy

Linus is not only a lovable family pet, but also a hardworking and dedicated therapy dog. He was doing two monthly visits and was about to start his third before the pandemic hit. Our family would be honored to have Linus chosen as a “Hero Dog”. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Frangelica Meloni

Therapy

Frangelica has changed my life, as well as many others. I rescued her at 10 months old and began to work with her with obedience training. In 2014, she was certified at the Advanced Level as a Therapy Dog with PAWS for People. She obtained her Master’s in 2015. She has worked with people of […]

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Dolly

Therapy

Dolly loves her weekly visits to the retirement community. She specializes is working with Alzheimer’s patients. Dolly also visits an elementary school where she works with kids having a hard time reading or getting up in front of the class. Dolly is also on the Michigan War Dog Salute Team. We have full funeral processions […]

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Cole

Therapy

Cole may be deaf, but he’s helping people hear his message: a disability is not an inability, it’s a superpower. As an ambassador for special needs, Cole transformed from rescue dog to superhero in the eyes of children and adults alike. Deemed “broken” and passed up at a local shelter, Cole’s journey had only just […]

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Axel

Therapy

Axel is the epitome of extraordinary canine hero. Certified Crisis Response Canine Axel provides first responders and health care workers on the frontline of human tragedies, broad furry shoulders upon which to rest their weary burdens. These gentle moments allow for a moment of respite, he is able to break through steely exteriors to provide […]

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Chance

Therapy

Chance is a 7 year old energetic and lovable German Shepherd therapy dog. He has performed more than 200 therapy sessions in the past two years. He enjoys his work, and is much loved by everyone he meets, from children to seniors to soldiers! His first therapy session was with a soldier who was experiencing […]

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Pandora

Therapy

I have been asked by an activities director every time I visit, “Have you submitted Pandora to the Hero Dog Awards” , so here it is. Pandora became a therapy dog after she herself went through her own illness. We live on the St Lucie river in Stuart , Florida and have been plagued with […]

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Sam

Therapy

Sam began as a “career changer” when he was given up for adoption by Guide Dogs of the Desert because of his small size. After being adopted and returned by previous owners, I agreed to raise and train him as a therapy dog. As an experienced therapy dog handler at the UCLA Health Center, I […]

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Nemo

Therapy

“Finding” Nemo changed Tara’s life in ways she can’t begin to describe. Tara is a nurse practitioner in pediatric palliative care at Hasbro Children’s Hospital & Nemo is her certified therapy dog. Both Tara & Nemo are team members on the Children’s Integrative Therapy Pain Management & Supportive Care (CHIPS) Program at Hasbro. The search […]

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