Active Companions

Meet our Companions

Companions for Courage dogs have been evaluated and labeled as being “bomb proof”: they do not react to loud noises, sudden movement, or other distractions. Their focus is to be a Companion, or best friend for their child, and nothing else. Companions for Courage is the approved Therapy Dog Provider for the 5th Judicial Circuit and Ninth Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida.

The Companions for Courage Dogs are there for virtually any child in need – whether it be in a hospital room, a counseling center, or even a shelter, our teams are ready to visit. We even make special visits to schools and children’s events.

Our Handlers are professionals who have been working with their Therapy Dogs for at least 2 years prior to becoming Companion for Courage members. Their dogs have been exposed to nursing homes, hospitals, elementary school children, disabled children and adults, excessive crowds, and more. Our handlers are required to complete a background check and a fingerprint check before being accepted into Companions for Courage. Companion dogs are also required to be deemed healthy by a veterinarian and be up to date on their rabies vaccination. All of our dogs carry a minimum of $2 million in liability insurance.

All Active Companions
Born in December 2005, Newman is a rescued Boxer with a great sense of humor, (yes, dogs have funny bones).…
Born in November 2009, Jake is a Yellow Labrador Retriever who loves swimming, playing catch and being a Therapy Dog.…
Karl is a special-needs dog; he is deaf, trained with American Sign Language he understands over 90 signs. Karl has…
Bella was born in February 2011, and is a very sweet Doberman Pinscher. She’s a loving, loyal, energetic and calm…
Boomer is a Sheltie/Poodle mix who comes to us from Maine, where he was a Therapy Dog for many years,…
Daisy-Mai is a pedigree Pomeranian and has been a registered Therapy Dog since 2011. Daisy is an active member of…
Kenai is a rescued American Akita who went through some tough times as a young dog – but he persevered…
Tilley is short for Matilda, which means “mighty in battle”, and that name fits because when she was just a…
Born in 2012, Essie is a mixed breed rescue who loves everyone. She especially loves her work as a Therapy…
Born in May 2014, Maverick is a Golden-Doodle who loves to run and play. As a certified Therapy Dog, Maverick…
Born in 2008, Jackson is a Golden Retriever and Black Lab mix. As a Therapy Dog, he has worked in…
Emma is a Boxer, and a born Therapy Dog. Although she is special-needs herself, she does not let that stop…
Our newest Companion Sophia is a sweet and gentle Boxer who was rescued in 2015.  She's been a Therapy Dog…