The Therapets Nicklaus Nicky is a gray with white Domestic Shorthair. He is named after a famous golfer, since he was found on a golf course. He was rescued from the bitter cold on a winter night when he was a young kitten. He is playful and serious at the same time. Nicky is part of the feline crew of therapy cats. Miss Texana Texana is a one in a million therapy dog. At only 6 months old, she began intuitively sensing when someone needed comforting, and would snuggle up to them for as long as they needed her. Texana is a princess who loves to dress up and have her picture taken. Maggie Maggie is a 100 lb. lap dog with a great smile. She loves her new little brother, Baxter, and plays chase with him in the house. One of her favorite pastimes is sitting on the front porch with her mom and dad while they drink coffee. She is excited to be a Therapet. Madelyn My name is Madelyn, and I am the newest and noisiest Therapet in my family. I am very enthusiastic and love people. I am just getting started in obedience, but I think it might be fun. I already enjoy volunteering and making people smile. Lambeau Lambeau was born in Wisconsin, so he is definitely a Cheese Head. And of course with his name he is a huge Green Bay Packers Fan. He loves to retrieve sticks and toys, but his favorite toy is his big round orange bouncy ball! He also loves to swim and keep the squirrels out of the bird feeder. Klondike Klondike is named for an ice cream bar. Because he is so small he will always look like a puppy. He cannot get close enough to you, and he loves to snuggle, but he does not like to retrieve. His best friend is a Basset Hound who taught him how to howl. June Bug June Bug loves people. She knew that she wanted to pursue a career in being a Therapet from the moment she found out about it. She loves that, as a Therapet, she gets to help people feel happy! The hours are perfect for her schedule, and the salary really cannot be beat (hugs and attention from everyone). Jessy Jessy is one lucky dog! He found his forever home after he was found as a puppy wandering in a field with some other puppies. He immediately began showing his gratitude for being rescued by doing anything he was asked to do. He is very easy going and loves everyone (but especially his "mom"). Henry Henry is a sweet, fun-loving hound. He is laid-back and loves everyone. He cheerfully greets guests with his favorite toys...only to show them off. When he's not volunteering, he spends his time with his sister, Annie. Together they chase squirrels and rabbits and explore new territory. Dixie Dixie is an 8 year old Boxer Mix. She loves to make new friends and help others by being a Therapy dog. She like to go on camping trips, visit the neighbors and their dogs, play ball, and run through mud puddles. To see what I am up to, follow my friends and I on Facebook by liking Therapet! Cuddles Cuddles loves to snuggle under the blankets with her family (that is how she got her name). She also enjoys her time as a Therapet and all the attention she receives from people. Cooper My life is an awesome adventure! The best things are meeting people, running agility, and getting petted. I had to work very hard for 4 years to become a Therapet. Some say I was too enthusiastic, but I finally made it. I love being a Therapet! Cole Cole weighs 7 lbs but has a big dog attitude. He's a fun-loving and happy boy that loves everyone he meets. Cole enjoys playing with his 3 Australian Shepherd siblings. Christopher Christopher is the newest member of the therapy cats. He is a Manx who has no tail or even a nubbins of one. He is dressed in a striped red coat with patches of white fur. Christopher loves to be petted and will search out a hand for both tickles and rubs. Cameron My birthday is September 9, which makes me a Virgo. I'm curious, and I love to help people, especially when they want to have fun. I'm also very sweet and lovable. My favorite thing is to bring a stick into the house, chew it up into a big mess, and then sit back and watch my family clean it up! Buddy Buddy is quite a “foxy” little gentleman. He had a rough start in life, but once he found his “forever home," he got to learn how to become a Therapet. He loves to “go to work,” making people smile and feel better. He is the “boss” of his two younger canine sisters. Buddy’s favorite place to sleep is curled up under the covers between his mom and dad. Buck If he could just hold the cards, Buck could be a winning poker player. But his droll expression and calm demeanor are all just part of his charm. However, he does get mildly excited when his Therapet gear comes out! Buck, a.k.a. Buckaroo, lives on a farm where he loves to play with his friends. His hobbies include chasing the birds that fly overhead, riding in the Kawaski Mule, and begging for snacks. Baxter Baxter loves to make people smile. He has never met a stranger. His main goal in life is to make his mom and dad laugh and give them kisses. He is excited about his new Therapet career and looks forward to all the opportunities to make new friends. Astro Astro was picked up cruising the mean streets of downtown Fort Worth and adopted through a Boxer rescue. After a few years of training, he was ready to be a therapy dog! When he’s not volunteering with Therapet, his hobbies include going on hikes, playing with his squeaky toys and barking at the neighborhood cows. Astro lives with one dog friend and two cats. Addie Addie has one brother and sister, and she is THE BOSS of them as well as her human mom! She’s the Master of the recliner too, as long as there is a blanket on it for her to get under. She loves to eat apples and bananas. Abbie Abbie loves to play with her 2 Dachshund-mix sisters, take long walks with her dad, and play with her squeaky toys. Abbie is gentle and loving and is happiest when she brings smiles to everyone she meets. Zoey Zoey is an Australian Labradoodle which is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Labradoodles don't shed, so they are great dogs for people with allergies!! Zoey is a very friendly and sweet dog. She loves everyone and loves to give them all kisses. Her favorite pastimes are chasing our other dog in circles around the yard and sleeping, of course. She loves to climb into laps. Yager Yager is a funny, quirky, handsome beagle. He likes to volunteer with his mom, and when he is not volunteering, he LOVES to patrol his yard looking for squirrels, possums, and raccoons to chase. He likes hanging with his Therapet brother, Murray (labradoodle), and will tolerate (at least most of the time) his new sister, Stella (also a labradoodle!), except when she is chewing on his ears. William William is a Domestic Shorthair. His eyes are a beautiful shade of turquoise. This handsome boy is part of the feline crew of therapy cats. William is a total ham who, if given the chance, would drive a rehab patient's electric wheelchair across the room. He loves to roll on a therapy table, sometimes landing in a patient's lap. Wheeler I am a happy, hoppy boy, wheeling and dealing out smiles everywhere I go. Don’t let my small size fool you; my huge personality makes up for it! I was rescued from the side of the road in 2015. My people nursed me to health and taught me how to be a good boy. When I am not being a Therapet, I love taking long walks, playing with my fur friends, and being chased. Tilly Tilly is the lucky number 7 Therapet in our household and she enjoys carrying on the family legacy. Her favorite food is pasta, but cheese is a close second, especially when practicing her dog sports. Because of her unique hair design, her Indian name at birth was “Licked by Cow." Ted Ted is a very sweet and patient pup who loves to give kisses. Outside of his Therapet visits, Ted enjoys playing tug-of-war, hiking, camping, and running through the woods. Every evening, Ted stands watch at the front window and runs off any trespassing furry critters! Ted’s favorite treat is his Kong toy filled with almond butter, but he also looks forward to the occasional visit from the "steak fairy," who mysteriously leaves surprises in his bowl. Swagger I was rescued as a small puppy and was soon adopted by my family, who think I am pretty awesome. I am very proud to be a Therapet, and it doesn’t hurt that the cape makes me look quite handsome! I am very outgoing and I love to meet people. I usually enter the room with a big smile and a wagging tail. I am quite the snuggler, and and I love to rest my head on your shoulder. I may leave a little bit of hair behind, but I have plenty to share. Consider it a little gift from me! Sugar My name is Sugar and I am a Beagle. I normally have my nose to the ground sniffing everything.... this is how I get to know you. In June 2017 I was adopted by my new family, so I now live with two Beagles and two cats. I have been a Therapet since 2013, which makes my tail wag because I get lots of love and attention and get to see people smile. Some of my favorite things are snacks, squeaky toys and chasing the cats around the house. Sassy Sassy is truly a princess. Queen of the yard; has to be the first out the door. Her favorite things are squirrel and bird hunting, exterminating bugs, and warm fuzzy blankets. She is a sweet girl who loves snuggling and bringing comfort where needed. Riley Riley, AKA 'Shorty', loves to retrieve. He can dash and get any toy you throw out for him and bring it back in a flash! He loves playing in his pool in the summer and likes to go camping. Riley became a Therapet the day he turned 4 years old. Penelope Penelope, AKA The Little Pony, loves to dress up in purple and pink. The red laser pointer, affectionately known as "R.D." or the red dot, is her favorite toy to play with! She loves to chase it all day long. People always comment on her beautiful, soulful eyes. Pearl Pearl enjoys life despite the fact that she only has sight in one eye and a lip deformity. She has fun in agility and barn hunt, but can be persuaded to do other dog sports if treats are involved - especially string cheese. Pearl is glad to join her sisters as a Therapet, the eighth in our family. Zane Zane is a tri-color Border Collie. One of his favorite things in the world is herding sheep. He loves to help with the farm chores and he even tries to herd the house cats. Also top of his list of favorite things is being a therapy dog. He loves to visit and get close for petting. Waverly I am a wiggly, waggly girl who makes friends everywhere I go. My people adopted me in 2017, and we trained for 9 months to earn my blue cape. When I am not being a Therapet, I love my toys, playing with my fur friends, and being a lap dog. Vivian My name is Vivian and I am the ninth Therapet in my family. You might say I have big shoes to fill, but I have been accused of stealing shoes, so that is a touchy subject for me. I was not born in Texas, but I came as soon as I could. I enjoy learning new things with my new sisters, especially when string cheese is involved. Making new friends is one of my better things, and I hope to do a lot more of that as a Therapet. Spanky The first day that I was working to be a Therapet, it was like I came alive, and I knew what my purpose in life was...to bring comfort, love, and joy to people. My favorite person is my Mom. Rylie Rylie is a purebred German Shepherd. She is the smallest of the litter, but that does not stop her from bringing smiles to everyone she meets! When she is not napping, Rylie enjoys swimming, chasing cats, and playing fetch! Her favorite toys are chuck-it balls and stuffed animals. Ryder Hi, my name is Ryder! I love being a Therapet because I like to meet new people and get lots of attention. In my spare time I go to the dog park to make new friends, swim, hunt moles and gophers, and when it’s needed, I donate my blood to help my mom’s patients where she works! Murphy Murphy is an English Teddybear Goldendoodle, which is a cross between a Poodle and an English Golden Retriever. Murphy has a very sweet temperament and is loyal and attentive to his human mom; he never lets her out of his sight! His favorite things to do are riding in the car, chasing or staring down squirrels, and going to the lake to go on boat rides! Pepper Pepper is a delightfully precocious pittie rescue, who loves bringing happiness and joy to everyone she meets. She volunteers at the rehabilitation hospital, prison, and community events. Percy Percy is a godsend and a true “tender-heart”. No other word describes him best! He has suffered loss, pain, and heart break, which has molded him into a perfect comforter. He never meets a stranger and brings smiles to everyone he meets. Percy draws people in with his soft, sweet eyes; he walks humbly and truly understands the gift of comfort. Puff Puff Puff Puff was adopted from the SPCA of East TX. When he arrived to his forever home, he only weighed 1 lb. He is a sweet, gentle boy who would love nothing more than to spend most of his life sitting in your lap. He loves to ride in a car and go with his mommy to work. Puff Puff enjoys playing with all dogs big or small. Radar After retiring from competing in Hunt Trials and Obedience Competitions, Radar looks forward to several years of being a Therapet team member and a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.®). Tex's Roadie I like to compete in Rally, Conformation & Go To Ground events. My favorite toys are balls, and I love pool diving for balls. I also love riding in the car with the air conditioned seats turned on. I like to dress up when I visit people. I’m usually a good boy, but one time I woke up Mama with a gopher in my mouth. Molly Molly, our little princess, loves greeting everyone she meets. She likes to give hugs and will go face- to-face if given the opportunity. She loves to fetch and play with her sisters Lucy and Daisy. She is following in the footsteps of her big brother, Charlie, who was a retired Therapet. Mia Little Mia's most important job is being cute! This sweet-tempered and elegant Miss can really flounce down a catwalk. Despite her “Princess” looks, she is indeed a “real” dog whose four feet actually all touch the ground at the same time! She’s always ready to put on her teeny, tiny Therapet cape so that she can visit all her friends. Luke Luke enjoys being a Therapet. He is big in size with a big heart and a gentle, sweet soul. He loves everyone he meets. Luke’s favorite games are tug-of-war and fetch. He loves to sleep with his Mom and he snores very loudly! Louis Louis' friends call him "King Louis." One of his favorite activities is chasing bubbles in his backyard. He enjoys long car trips with his family. He also loves taking selfies and looks forward to his weekly appointments at the spa. A treat before bedtime is the perfect way to end his day. Linus Linus is an Australian Labradoodle who loves playing ball and zooming through the sprinklers. His deep trust and strong bond to his mom enables him to conquer any new adventure with boldness and charisma. No doubt this Therapet’s spunk and charm will brighten the day of everyone he visits. Lily Grace Lily Grace truly has a “golden” personality. LG has a fun, mischievous side that sometimes gets her into trouble, but her lopsided, goofy grin helps her be forgiven quickly. Therapy work is her calling. She is very intuitive and can comfort the hurting and brokenhearted or melt the hardest heart. Lily Grace loves sharing her gifts with old and young alike. Diva DIVA – de va’ – definition from the Diva herself – Prima Donna – a distinguished female of outstanding talent. Being the successful famous female she is – everybody loves a Diva. A female who behaves as if she is the most important spoiled dog – the world revolves around her. This true Diva will do anything for love and a tasty treat – preferably at the same time while lounging by the pool. Dottie The Banter Bulldogge breed comes from an old breed called Brabanter Bullenbeisser in The Netherlands. It is a working dog breed known for strength and agility. My “working” position is lying down to be petted. I love my Mom. I’m her constant shadow. Eddy Girl I am a sweet, calm, and loving dog. Vizslas are known as “Velcro Dogs” because the breed is so loyal that we stick close to our caregivers. I was the runt of a litter of 13 and when I was born, I was mistakenly thought to be a male and was dubbed “Eddie”. Three days later, the mistake was discovered: but, the name stuck, albeit in the altered form of “Eddy Girl." I am a Vizsla mix, but I look more like a hound dog with all of my beautiful wrinkles! Jack Hi! My name is Jack. My life motto is beauty before brains. I fit this perfectly because I am oh-so-cute. I use my debonair looks to get away with anything. When I’m not completely taking advantage of my family with my dashing smile and boyish charm, I enjoy playing with my brother Charlie (a labradoodle!), playing fetch, and eating cheese sticks (preferably the twisty kind). I love being a Therapet and blessing everyone with my irresistible curls. Kramer Kramer is a striking guy with a gentle yet puppy-like personality. He enjoys swimming, playing fetch, and visiting with patients. With every task he proves himself to be a shining ambassador for his breed. Dax My name is Dax, and I’m a happy, gentle, and cuddle-loving dog. I was born in 2016, but I didn’t find my forever family until December 2017. My favorite things are meeting new people, going anywhere in the car with my family, taking very long naps, and making others smile. Daphne Daphne was adopted by her forever parents from Golden Retriever Rescue when she was a year old. She became a Therapet at 7.5 years. Daphne loves adults, children, and other dogs. Her demeanor is always sweet, loving and, obedient. She loves interacting with everyone, visiting children and adults, and especially her walks with Dad. People can’t help falling in love with this wonderful creature. Daisy Daisy is a beautiful, smart, and loyal golden girl. She loves taking long walks, retrieving her red ball, and having play dates with her furr-ever friends. Daisy also likes to swim and take boat rides on the lake. She will bring a smile to your face and steal your heart the moment you meet her. Daisy Daisy is a sweet, exuberant girl. She is also known as “Crazy Daisy." Daisy loves to cuddle, and will worm her way in between any cat or dog on our laps to get attention. Daisy’s excitement can go from 0 to 100 in a second, and she is always up for any adventure. She is voted most likely to go home with a stranger, if she ever meets one. Daisy I am a sweet, fun-loving girl. I am so special that I was born a full day after my siblings. I like to make a grand entrance. I love to play with my beagle brother, Max, and all of my friends at day care. I enjoy meeting new people and am excited to work as a Therapet. Chief Chief is a BIG dog, but thinks he’s a puppy. He likes people more than dogs, except for his sister Pearl. He loves to run, chase cows, roll in cow patties, and have his tummy rubbed. He whacks walls with his tail when he’s really happy. Chief was born to love babies, children, and big people too. He has my heart! Caravelle As of May 3, 2019 Therapet –Animal Assisted Therapy. She is from Von der Hoya Shepherds, to WindRidge German Shepherds, to her permanent home in Tyler, Texas. She is extremely beautiful, intelligent and almost an Angel to have around. Brutus Brutus will keep you entertained with his silly antics. Whether he’s rolling around on the floor playing with his toys or engaged in a rousing game of tug, he’s always on the move. In his more serious moments, he competes in obedience and rally. Annie Annie is a Goldendoodle who loves to be loved! Her fur is soft as a cotton ball. She enjoys playing outside with her sisters and snuggling on the couch early in the morning, but most of all she enjoys the loving pats she gets when she’s a Therapet volunteer! Blanca Miss Blanca was rescued at 4 months of age. Mistaken for Egyptian royalty, DNA testing says she’s ½ Whippet - a natural Frisbee lover! Her ears and eagle eye attentiveness are a tribute to her Dutch Shepherd/Border Collie genes, and her sweet disposition she owes to her Labrador heritage. Blanca’s always eager to see the next stop on her Therapet calendar! Biscuit Hi! My name is Biscuit. Growing up, I roamed the streets, scared and hungry. Then I lived in a crate at the shelter. Life changed when I got my forever home. My new mom taught me love and good manners, and slowly I learned to trust. Now I get to make new friends and enjoy my favorite thing: being petted and loved. My hobbies are playing with my farm friends and sitting in Mom’s lap. Benny Benny is a goofy, handsome boy who loves to play. He is a "toyoholic" and is happiest carrying around the house at least 2 or more toys at the same time. During his training, he has made lots of friends around the community at dog-friendly locations, and he looks forward to making even more friends volunteering as a Therapet. Apollo Apollo is a husky mix that was found abandoned at East TX SPCA. He had broken both his front legs. After recovering, we learned that this sweet boy loves to snuggle with everyone. Apollo absolutely loves to go on long walks with his doggy housemates. Gracie Gracie (aka Polka Dot) is the Princess of her pack. She is quite the huntress although she wouldn't know what to do with a squirrel if she caught one. We often refer to her as Princess Polka Dot or Polka Dotted Heathen - as the situation demands. You won't find a sweeter heart anywhere! Phoebe Phoebe was rescued from the middle of a highway in October 2012. She worked very hard in obedience classes to become a Therapy dog in August 2013. She is super smart, loves to retrieve, and help people by working as a Therapet. She loves to snuggle and sit in your lap! In her spare time, Phoebe loves to run and play, chase squirrels and explore the woods. Sophie Sophie is sweet, loving and has a gentle spirit. She loves to make people smile and enjoys making sick people feel better. With her outgoing personality, she will greet you with a handshake and a high five. If you ask, Sophie will pray with you. Maggie Maggie is a sweet girl with a big smile and long eyelashes. Her favorite things in life are swimming in the lake, long walks, running in the yard with her doggie friends, and chasing toys. She loves meeting new people, and her work as a Therapet brings smiles and comfort to all. Erasmus Erasmus (also known as Rassy) is a sassy boxer girl who tries to be good but sometimes there are just too many other options. Boxers are the comedians of the dog world and she is no exception, keeping her humans in stitches on a daily basis. Often mistaken for a boy because of her name, Erasmus means beloved and that’s just what she is--loved! So much so that she’s got plenty to share with you. Chuck Hi. My name is Chuck. My mom was a Lab and my dad a Golden Retriever. I love people, especially kids. I have worked so hard to be a Therapet. I’m so happy I made it! When I’m not loving on people, I like to chase squirrels in my back yard and practice agility with my big brother. Bree Bree was born on October 29 2017. Her father (Patton) is from Nebraska, and her mother (Daisy) is from Oklahoma. Both parents have titles as show dogs. Bree loves to run, chase rabbits/ squirrels, go for car rides, and eat pizza crust. She is very affectionate and loves meeting people. Sydney Sydney is a female black tri Australian Shepherd born May 12, 2019. She is an energetic, rough and tumble farm dog at home with her Aussie brother Gus. In public, she is sweet and a bit shy. She LOVES people of all ages, preferring “pets” from them over playing with other dogs. She loves water but does not like Dock Diving. She loves Agility, especially the tunnels. Bella Our Goldendoodle, Bella, came to us via the winning bid at Bethesda’s Birthday Bash charity silent auction. She loves to be petted, especially by children. Bella has her dad pretty well trained but he’s still a work in progress. She can’t wait to bring her big heart into your life. Candy Candy was rescued on Christmas Day at four months old when she just showed up at my house. She was so sweet from the moment she came to us, that’s why her name is Candy! She loves other dogs, all people from toddlers to adults, playing in the mud, and playing with her ball. She also loves sun bathing, showing off her “good girl” tummy tattoo, and car rides. Pearl Pearl is a happy, sweet English Labrador that loves to be the center of attention. Pearl has never met a stranger and is loving her life as a Therapet. She prefers long naps over long walks and has been known to fall asleep on the therapy table. Pearl is at her happiest when meeting new people. Bella Bella was born to be a Therapet. She was rescued when she was less than two years old and started her training immediately. She loves children and offers special comfort to folks with intellectual disabilities. She enjoys walks and chewing sticks when she’s not busy spreading joy. Hart Hart was a rescue puppy who’s cute little face and stunning blue eyes won her human mom’s heart from the beginning. When she’s not working the rehab table or meeting new friends during visitation, she can be found training and competing in obedience, rally, nosework and dock diving. She’s always down for a rousing game of tug with her Boxer brother Brutus or a good belly rub from Mom. Sage Sage was rescued from the middle of a highway when he was 6 months old. He was badly injured but recovered quickly and is healthy and happy now! He has a sweet “golden” personality and has been a Therapet since 2019. Sage especially enjoys visiting schools because he loves children! At home, he enjoys taking long walks and napping near his family.