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Elvis’ Certificate of Achievement

I’d like to thank the SCOA (Spinone Club of America) for recognizing Elvis’ therapy work with a Certificate of Achievement for his AKC Therapy Dog Advanced title. Two days after receiving his certificate, Elvis assisted in a patient’s physical therapy. … Continue reading

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Elvis earns THDA title

With well over 100 therapy visits, Elvis earned his Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA) title this week, spending it by conducting therapy visits and attending the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School. It’s been a busy week for the big guy, beginning … Continue reading

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Elvis meets Glory

The following blog has been updated with a couple of corrections. Elvis met Glory this past Friday during his visit to the Idaho State Veteran’s Home. This was Glory’s second month as a staff member, following months of training as … Continue reading

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Elvis goes to school

Elvis conducted his therapy visit at the VA home on Friday, then followed it up on Monday with a trip to school. We were invited to the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School to give presentations on therapy work, and … Continue reading

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Elvis re-certifies

Elvis was due for his 2-year re-certification with the Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) and last Sunday we made the drive to Salt Lake City, Utah for his testing. He passed his tests with flying colors and made some new friends … Continue reading

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Doc and Mia brace on Pheasants

I braced Doc and Mia for the first time this year. I waited until after lunch to go hunting, after the morning rush of hunters had left and before the late afternoon crowd arrived. We came onto a rooster just … Continue reading

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Labradoodles and noodles

The Idaho State Veteran’s Home will be getting a live-in PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) dog sometime in October or November, which will be an incredible benefit for our veterans. She’s a Labradoodle pup who will have undergone about four months … Continue reading

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