Author name: Christine


Levi is a 5-1/2 year old Golden Retriever that truly loves everyone and everything! He began his life in a Service Dog organization but was released at the age of 7 months due to a potential hip issue. Levi enjoys Rally & Obedience training/competitions, has his Canine Good Citizen title, and is certified with Alliance […]

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Meet Piper, an Airedale Terrier.  Although the Airedale is known as the “King of the Terriers,” Piper is more of a princess.  She is a very polite and sweet girl.  Her therapy dog career has taken her to several hospitals where she dons her nursing cap and brings smiles to patients and staff. Like her

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Grizzly is a six year old German Indian Dog, which is considered a hypoallergenic breed. He is 75% Native American Indian Dog & 25% Long Hair German Shepherd Dog weighing in at 118 pounds. He is Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Chinook, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, & Long Hair German Shepherd Dog. Grizzly has earned his CGC,

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Douglas, or as his friends call him “Doug”  is a lovable white boxer. Doug is fluent in ASL, as he is a deaf dude. Doug loves giving comfort to anyone who needs him. In his free time Doug especially loves long walks on the beach and watching sunsets.

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Tilley is short for Matilda, which means “mighty in battle”, and that name fits because when she was just a puppy, she was abandoned and became very sick. But she was rescued by heroes and now has become one herself. She wants to share what she’s learned by being by your side. Let’s be brave

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2020 Sophia was a sweet and gentle Boxer who was rescued in 2015.  She was a Therapy Dog since that time and loved her job visiting both seniors and children.  Given the opportunity, she would step up in your lap and lean in for a hug.  Sophia lived with three other Therapy Dogs, a Therapy

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November 2003- September 2014  Otto was one of the founding members of Companions for Courage and was the founder of the humane education program with South Lake Animal League and PAWS Therapy Dogs.  He was a happy white boxer boy with beautiful blue eyes and always wore a silly hat and a big smile (yes

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2005 to 2018 Born in December 2005, Newman was a rescued Boxer with a great sense of humor, (yes, dogs have funny bones). Newman had his first therapy visit as a three month old puppy and brought smiles to children and adults for the rest of his life. Newman was one of the founding members

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February 2010 – May 2017 Memphis, a black Labrador Retriever mix, was a gentle soul and a quintessential member of Companions for Courage. His quiet, loving manner made him the perfect Companion.  He enjoyed his Therapy Dog work visiting seniors and getting lots of attention, and always loved to lay his head in your lap. 

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Major was a German Shepard who was a Therapy Dog since he was a year old. He enjoyed visiting and supporting children and seniors.  Major loved to have his chest scratched and gave kisses every time, but his most favorite thing of all was to play B-A-L-L.  Sadly, Major passed away in November, 2021 –

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