dora-therapy-sheltieThis is Dora. In January Dora will be celebrating her third year as a therapy dog for Therapy Pet Pals of Texas. She sees about 150 people a month and sometimes many more. She visits a nursing home and an assisted living center. She also helps at recruiting and the special activities sponsored by TPPT. This month she is attending the UT Chill Fest where she will likely see upwards of 100 people in one afternoon.

Dora is the best at this kind of work. She loves people of all ages and is the most outgoing sheltie I have ever known. I only have to pick up the brush and she thinks we are going somewhere where she can meet people. I think she believes that all people in the world exist just so they can have a chance to pet her.

The best thing in the world is when you can do work that both you and your dog enjoy. I feel truly blessed that I have a pal like Dora and I know that all the people that she meets feel the love that she extends to them. She really is the best at what she does.

(Hugs to you both, David. Therapy work is a wonderful gift to those in need!)

5 Responses to “The Season of Sheltie Giving”

  1. Gloria

    What a wonderful post!!! Just warms your heart and soul!!!

    It costs so little yet means so much… A kind word, a soft pat, a smile, what wonders they can do to brighten someone’s day!

    Bless you both!

  2. Helene Mackey Lincoln

    How wonderful! I, too, have a very outgoing Sheltie who thinks that human’s sole purpose in life is to pet her! Scarlett became certified as a TDI Therapy Dog 3 years ago at the age of 8, & we have been visiting an assisted living & nursing home every week since. Can’t agree with you more about having a job that both the handler & dog really enjoy. Just to see our elderly friends smile each week is incredible. We have the best jobs in the world!

  3. Sullivan

    Thank you David, what a wonderful blessing your little Dora bestows on everyone she comes in contact with and that is due to your excellent training and patience with your girl. What a great ambassador your Dora is for our beloved breed.


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