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Category: Volunteer

Acts of Kindness Day at Holland Elementary

The first week in March 2020 was designated as “Reading Across Holland Elementary School Week.” Howard Barkan, better known to the kids as Mr. Howard, volunteers with his therapy dog Winnie in a...

A HANDLER SHARES

I am a retired Council Rock special education teacher. The year before I retired, my husband and I rescued a 5 year old Siberian Husky named Rory. Neither of us had any past experiences with...

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MIKE NELSON AND BUBBA (part 2)

Mike Nelson and his teachers work together closely. They communicate weekly regarding the expectations the teacher has for the upcoming therapy dog visit.  Mike then offers suggestions...

MIKE NELSON AND BUBBA (part 1)

Mike Nelson and his Golden Retriever Bubba have been volunteering with Nor’wester Therapy Dogs since 2012. They are one of our teams that work primarily with special needs students. Not only do...

SERVICE DOGS, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS, THERAPY DOGS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

by Jan Reisen  Published on American Kennel Club website: July 31, 2019  Dogs have been aiding and working with humans since ancient times, in everything from farming to hunting to...

MEET OUR THERAPY DOG TEAM: KELLY WOLFF AND MISS DAISY

Dolores (better known as Kelly) Wolff and her Shih Tzu, Miss Daisy, have been part of the Nor’wester Therapy Dog organization for the past eleven years. Kelly learned about our canine assisted...

CAN MY DOG BECOME A THERAPY DOG?

One of the most frequent questions we get is from owners who want to know how they can get their dog certified to work as a registered therapy dog.  We have learned over the years that...

“TAILS” FROM A TESTER

Sue Oakes of Oakes K9 Training and Kathy Gardosh are both evaluators who are certified to do the AKC Canine Good Citizen and the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs tests. Sue has over 30 years...

NOR’WESTER THERAPY DOGS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Our volunteers were invited to our annual Appreciation Breakfast to express the organization’s gratitude for their commitment to our therapy dog program.  This year we held the celebration at...