I am Laura and my pet partner is Bella. She is a lab/retriever/poodle mix, and I think she looks like a yellow lab. She came to me as a puppy in 2010. Within less than a year I knew that she had the temperament to become a Therapy Dog. We successfully finished all our tests and evaluations in 2013 and have been a working team ever since!
We started our Pet Therapy career in Pennsylvania. We visited students in elementary schools through a program called Roxy Reading. Bella loves to relax and listen to children read to her! We also calmed childrens’(and adults’) fears who were waiting to meet with a judge in family court. We rounded out our work in Pennsylvania by visiting nursing home residents and a group home for medically fragile children.
Bella is a great companion. She loves to swim in any size body of water, chase after balls and Frisbees, and is always ready to give (and get) lots of hugs! She loves other animals and especially children!
We moved to Lexington recently and are eager to start visiting folks here in the Midlands. We are open to all kinds of situations and environments, and look forward to meeting you!
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