Paw Power

Therapy Dogs United is pleased to introduce our distinguished therapy dog teams! We are proud of each and every dog and handler. Each dog is certified nationally as an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and has passed the therapy dog test as administered by Therapy Dogs United, Inc.

A | B | C – F | G – L | M – Rocco | Rodney – Z | In Memoriam

Meet Gabriel

I'm Gabriel! I'm a big, loving black lab! I have worked with a regional Search and Rescue organization since I was 4 months old. I was recently awarded my canine certification for the state of Pennsylvania, and passed my therapy dog evaluation in June of 2008. I love working with both children and adults.

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Meet Ginger

I'm Ginger! Yep, that's me...an adorable little Golden Retriever mix, even though some people think I'm a little fox. I am the apple of my Dad's eye and I know it.

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Meet Gino

I'm Gino!  I am a Dogue de Bordeaux, otherwise known as a French Mastiff.  You may have seen one of my friends in "Turner and Hootch."  I am four years old and love everyone.  I have learned how to be devoted, loving, caring, and compassionate - plus I am a true gentle giant!

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Meet Golda

I'm Golda! I have an amazing gentle nature, and I take my therapy dog career very seriously. In fact, my family and friends call me "Dr. Golda" and for good reason. I'm a great therapist!

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Meet Google

I'm Google!  My parents call me Google the Wonder Pup! I am a 1 year old black lab mix and was adopted from the Erie County Humane Society. When I am not volunteering with TDU, I am out being a super search engine, finding lost people in the woods as part of our local search and rescue team. I absolutely love playing with everyone; dogs, cats, and especially people! My humans are Heather and Shane who have lots of experience as pet trainers and handlers but are learning something new every day with me!

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Meet Grace

I'm a beautiful Chocolate Lab who is so laid back and loving.  My mom is a retired teacher and we love visiting with kids!

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Meet Gracie

I'm Gracie! I'm a 1 year old Golden Retriever. I was an Easter present that fit nicely in a basket... but not any more!!! I have a large human family that loves to play and have fun. That's why I have been learning so many new tricks, so I can always be sure to join in the family fun!

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Meet Granite

I'm Granite! - and I love my new career!  I share my important therapy dog duties with my brother Neo, who is also a certified TDU therapy dog.

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Meet Gus

I'm Gus! I'm a giant, loving Great Pyrenees. My Mom and Dad rescued me from The Anna Shelter 2 1/2 years ago. I was malnourished, mistreated, and had lost much of my fur - plus, I had many sores all over my body. I was not a happy puppy. From the moment my Mom and Dad laid eyes on me, there was an instant connection and I knew my life was about to change forever - and for the better!

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Meet Gus

I'm Gus! No matter where I seem to go, adults and kids seem to be attracted to me. Sure, I'm handsome, but I am also a very large and very unique mix breed. I am also a wonderful rescue!

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Meet Gus

I'm Gus! I'm a 4 1/2 year old Chow-Golden Retriever mix. (I prefer to think of myself as a "special edition.") I was rescued by Because You Care, Inc., in pretty bad shape and have been in my forever home with my Mom for 3 years.


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Meet Hannah

I'm Hannah! I am a 3 year old French Bulldog, and my official name is Jensign’s Hannah Montana, but I will answer to Hannah, Hannie or Hannie Banannie. Frenchies are known as little clowns and I always make people laugh!!

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Meet Isaac

I'm Isaac!  I'm a young, black Standard Poodle with my AKC breed championship.  Right now, I am learning agility.

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Meet JR

I'm JR!  I'm joining my sister Savannah who has been a therapy dog since 2008. I have had a lot of wonderful experiences in my lifetime. I am a professional show dog who competed in 2009 at Westminster!

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Meet Jersey

I'm Jersey!  I love to go for car rides and walks but I really love when my owner takes me to school to see her students!  My sister, Jet, lives 5 minutes away. I love when she comes over to play and sometimes we get to go for a ride in her owner's convertible!

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Meet Jet

I'm Jet!  I am a black Standard Poodle and the fourth dog in my family to become a therapy dog. All I really want to do is to just sit and holld hands with anyone will will let me.

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Meet Kenji

I'm Kenji - and I am a retired Canine Companions for Independence service dog. Now I spend my time working as an active therapy dog volunteer. My bio is coming, please check back soon.

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Meet Kenta

I'm Kenta!  I am the Prince of all Doberman Pinschers - big, soulful brown eyes, shiny black fur.  It's no wonder all the beautiful ladies flock to me.

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Meet Kid

I'm Kid! I am a 5 yrs. old Boxer and I am also a Canadian Champion. Also, I love to run agility, and snuggle into anyone's lap who will let me. Chasing Frisbee and jolly balls is my favorite thing to do. I love being around people, especially if they give me lots of hugs.

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Meet Kit

I'm Kit!  I came from a wonderful breeder in Maine. I love food and kids and all people, not necessarily in that order. I am 11 years old and I still like to walk in the woods with my mom and the other dogs every day.

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Meet Layla

I'm Layla! I am a very laid back Labradoodle! I was born outside Philadelphia & T. & Jerry came all the way, (14 hours round trip to get me). They fell in love with me, started teaching me tricks right away, (10 minutes to sit), only a few “mistakes” & I was potty trained in 3 days!!!!.

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Meet Lexie

I'm Lexi!  I'm a 6 year old Cocker Spaniel with a huge heart and a lot to give! 


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Meet Lilly

I'm Lilly! I am a sweet little Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and miniature poodle mix).  My doggy sister Cocoa is also a TDU therapy dog.  I love to be with her and my humans swimming, boating, going for car rides, playing, and visiting everyone. 

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Meet Loja

I'm Loja - I am a 3 year old Lab/Golden mix. I have had training to be a Skilled Companion and I belong to a young man named Jason. I am his best friend.

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Meet London

I'm London and I have a wonderful story about my rescue!  I was homeless and wandering from place to place in Kentucky (just living day to day and trying to make ends meet) when a wonderful organization named the Ohio English Setter Rescue found me and put me in a great foster home in Columbus, OH. I was very sick and my foster dad nursed me back to health and the OESR put me up for adoption. My mom and dad adopted me from OESR in October 2010 and brought me to Erie to live with them.

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Meet Louie

I'm Louie! I'm a Schnoodle and I am the third certified therapy dog in my family. I spend my days working at Davis Primary School in North East working with all kinds of kids there.

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Meet Lucco

I'm Lucco! I am a two year old Giant Schnauzer. I get so excited when my owners ask, "Do you want to go for a walk in the park?" I love to run in my big back yard. I look forward to going to my weekly training classes to work and see my other canine friends at Pat Moloney's K-9 Academy in Pittsburgh.

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Meet Lucy

I'm Lucy! I am a big, beautiful lady - and officially the largest certified therapy dog in TDU's program! But don't let my size fool you - I am a gentle giant with the most laid back personality you'll ever find! My Mom & Dad did a great job raising me - once you meet me, you won't ever want to leave my side!

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A | B | C – F | G – L | M – Rocco | Rodney – Z | In Memoriam