Mission Statement

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.


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Meet Our Active Therapy Dogs


  Name Sophia Breed/colo Black Labrador/Golden Retriever cross Birthdate May 26, 2009 Height/Weight 52 lbs. Personality Sophia was bred as a Canine Companions for Independence service dog. When she did not meet the rigorous standards set by CCI she was released from the program as a "Change of Career" dog. She came up short of the high standards in part because of her friendliness and desire to meet everybody! She's been described by many as the "happiest dog I've ever met"! Her motto could be: Girls just wanna have fun! She loves to play games and will retrieve any kind of ball. She has an irresistible full body wiggle Training Advanced service dog training. We also participate in advanced Rally-O and  dock diving! Awards/Titles CCI Advanced Training Delta Society Pet Partner R.E.A.D. reading assistance dog  How Do You Know That Your Dog Loves Therapy Work? Sophia eagerly chooses to greet the people and children on our visits. She adores being petted and receives lots of love and attention on visits too. What could be better for a Miss Congeniality kind of dog!  Goals for Visits  Our goal is to just be alongside a person for a moment and share warmth, hope, joy, rest, relaxation, love, laughter and/or conversation if desired.                                    

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For general information on Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy, visit the Pet Partners web site.

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