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Therapy Dogs and Community Service

Richmond, VA is lucky to have lots of colleges and universities. At this time of year, students are beginning to stress out big time -- thinking about all the things they have to do before the session ends, especially exams on the horizon. I don't know about you, but when I was a student I [...]

‘Tis the season for enjoying family, friends and holiday festivities! It’s also a fantastic opportunity to give back to our community - and there are few worthier causes than helping homeless pets. During the holiday season, many homeless pets will find their forever homes, however, many more will still need help on their journey to [...]

Years ago people had a dog, rarely let it in the house and if they did it was confined to the kitchen or basement in cold weather. The dog was strictly a pet and really not considered a member of the family. Occasionally, you might see a guide dog assisting a blind person, but we honestly didn’t pay [...]

Is Pet Therapy a Good Job For Your Dog?

One of the most rewarding activities for you and your pet is”pet therapy” -- taking your dog to a nursing home, assisted living, etc. for visits with the residents.  Initially, my motivation for doing this was purely selfish -- I hoped that if I brought animals to visit the elderly, if fate ever found me [...]

Halloween is such a fun time to dress up a few of our pet therapy dogs and visit residents of assisted living facilities in the Richmond, VA area. This year, Kimi, Tedi, Yoshi and Mitsi and I visited Sunrise at Bon Air for some Trick or Treat fun. We were a big hit!! Or I should say the [...]

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