Our Companions

Meet our Companions

Companions for Courage animals 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 proud to be the approved Therapy Animal Provider for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Courts, and Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida.

The Companions for Courage Animals 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 Animals for at least 2 years prior to becoming Companion for Courage members. Their animals 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 animals are also required to be deemed healthy by a veterinarian and be up to date on their rabies vaccination. All of our animals carry a minimum of $2 million in liability insurance.


Andrew is a fun loving boxer boy who loves everyone he meets. Andrew is deaf but knows ASL. His hobbies include scent work and dock


Boomer is a Sheltie/Poodle mix who comes to us from Maine, where he was a Therapy Dog for many years, working at Maine General Hospital


My name is Caleb and I am a Golden Retriever.  I turned 1 on February 28, 2024 and I am excited to begin my career as


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


Born in 2012, Essie is a mixed breed rescue who loves everyone. She especially loves her work as a Therapy Dog and looks forward to


Farley was a skinny little 6 month old pup when he was rescued in 2010, but it became apparent right away that he was one


Grizzly is a six year old German Indian Dog, which is considered a hypoallergenic breed. He is 75% Native American Indian Dog & 25% Long


Hi my name is Harley. I was found on the streets of the Florida panhandle and taken to a really nice rescue in Brooksville, Fl,


Kaiyah was born in March of 2018.  She currently enjoys her “job” as a Therapy Dog and especially loves her visits with the children at


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


Livvie was born in Cleveland, Tennessee, on December 20, 2019.  She was formally accepted into the Alliance of Therapy Dogs in February, 2021. Livvie now


Louie works in the 18th Judicial Circuit.


Luna is a 3 year old black lab. She likes to have her belly rubbed and playing Frisbee . She will shake your hand if


Born in May 2014, Maverick is a Golden-Doodle who loves to run and play. As a certified Therapy Dog, Maverick visits schools, nursing homes, and


Say “hello” to Maxine! Maxine is a sweet, calm, intuitive 10 year young Golden Retriever. She enjoys connecting with folks of all ages and offering


Moxie was born June 14, 2016.  Her first year was spent in a service dog organization where they hoped to train her for service work. 


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


Sabrina is a three year old akita. She lived with an elderly woman, 2 cats and a chihuahua until her owner went into a nursing


Meet Spirit, an awesome Airedale Terrier! Her favorite “job” is listening to stories from beginning readers at schools and libraries. Her favorite “sport” is “sniffing”


Taffy is about 18 months old and was rescued from a family moving to another country. She is a sweet little girl and following in


Hi everyone, my name is Tony. I’m 12 years old and a gentle giant. I was a service dog for a lovely lady for 8


Will, a mischievous but loving English Setter, was found in 2011 on an airplane tarmac in Tennessee with another English Setter, his beloved Kate.  He


Winslow likes playing outside, carrying around his stuffed moose,and helping children tell their stories. Sometimes he is a secret keeper. He loves babies and puppies.His

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