Jack and I went to a new place this week. All American is an assisted living facility in Kingston NH. With Kathy the activities director, we started in a large room, where residents gather. Soon there were about 4 or 5 people getting attention from Jack. Others came and left. I would estimate that about … Continue reading All American Assisted Living Kingston, NH
Maggie and I visited Colby Sawyer College for Pet Therapy Day on Friday, December 2. There were many students and MANY dogs! (Plus a pair of chickens!) It was Maggie's and my first outing as team since our certification in October. Maggie did great with people and other dogs and I got to speak to … Continue reading Visitation Story
Visitation Story: Madison and I were asked to attend a symposium on healing through trauma for first responders at the NH fire training academy. It was a long day but she did great! We gave her lots of breaks and played ball and with Patch (manchester police’s therapy dog) to break it up. She loved to … Continue reading New Hampshire Fire Training Academy
Visitation Story: Oreo has brought many people joy and comfort. He made a nice visit this past Sunday to a private home where there is a veteran that is 94 years old. We sat with him and his daughter for the evening to talk about anything they wanted to talk about. There were smiles and laughter … Continue reading Vistation Story
Visitation Story: Jack and I have visited 6 times to Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RCRNC). Jack visits with many residents who now know him by name. On a previous visit a resident asked for pictures of Jack. She paints pictures. Jack and I were presented the picture this week.
Visitation Story: Jack’s debut as the reading dog for Weeks Public Library in Greenland NH. Was a success! As Jack jumped out of the car, several children came over to pet him. I told them Jack was going into the library for his first library reading dog session. They followed us in. The library has a … Continue reading Weeks Public Library – Greenland, NH
Our wonderful intern Margaux D'Aprile hosted a pet therapy day at Colby Sawyer College. Thank You Margaux!!!!
Jack and I made our first visit to Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RCRNC) on Wednesday March 23. Accompanied by Jennifer MontPlaisue, the Activities Director, we visited first floor units. These patients were in nursing care units.Jack had no issues visiting clients in a common room, or rooms. Because Jennifer was with Jack and … Continue reading Visitation Story
Emily Pinkham and Jude Calista Barbowski and Oreo
Faith Harris based in Bradford NH. Faith has a special gift working with dogs of all types. She is a sought-after trainer, speaker, and advocate. Before you think this is just another "dog trainer," Faith has something unique that caught my attention. One of Faith's specialties is helping dogs be their very best to … Continue reading Introducing Faith Harris