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UPMC Hamot Doga Event ~ Fun for All

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

Even in the most difficult of times, our therapy dogs and handlers know how to have fun!  On Saturday, August 1st our team participated in UPMC Hamot's Doga (yoga with dogs) event at UPMC Park.

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COVID-19 Visitation Updates

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 2020

As the world-wide coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict our nation and our planet,  we remain optimistic we will soon be able to share your dogs love with our faithful friends and clients in the not-so-distant future. 

Today we were notified that the Erie County Public Library system is working toward a reopen date.   Our local nursing homes continue to welcome therapy dog video chats and walk by parades.  School districts and colleges are on the path to reopening in the Fall, and several hospitals say their new safety measures mean our therapy dog teams will be able safely return and bring smiles and joy to our friends in the foreseeable future.  We've begun conversations with courthouse officials on ways to develop a new COVID-19 visitation plan - and soon, our friends and supporters will be able to safely return to the public gatherings and activities that once united our human and furry friend community!   

While we still don't have a clear vision on when or what a face-to-face visit will look like, we can assure you that Therapy Dogs United has been working hard on modified COVID-19 policies and procedures and we are ready to adapt and overcome.  

Stay tuned, and we can't wait to see you all soon!

 

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Erie County Jurors Help Team TDU

Monday Mar 2nd, 2020

We would like to extend our most heartfelt appreciation to every juror and prospective juror who chose to donate their January service payment to Therapy Dogs United during the new jury management system trail run at the Erie County Courthouse.

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Pressed to Host Book Drive

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020

Our friends at Pressed Bookstore on West 8th Street in Erie will help Therapy Dogs United with our book drive to get new and used books for our children's library and to benefit kids participating in our "Tutors with a Tail" reading program.

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Books Needed for TDU's Library

Saturday Jan 4th, 2020

TEAM TDU HAS URGENT APPEAL FOR KIDS LIBRARY BOOKS!

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Holiday Photo Shoot - Too Cute for Words

Monday Nov 25th, 2019

Thank you to all the pet lovers who came to the R. Frank Media Studios at 1940 West 8th Street on Saturday, November 23rd for our holiday photo shoot!

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TDU Recognizes 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2019

Therapy Dogs United celebrated our 2019 Volunteer of the Year on Friday, November 1, 2019 at The Concourse at Union Station. 

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Holiday Pet Photos

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2019

Join your friends at Therapy Dogs United for our 2019 Holiday Pet Photos!

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UMPC Hamot Fall Fling Welcomes Team TDU

Tuesday Oct 8th, 2019

Several Therapy Dogs United volunteers joined UMPC Hamot employees at the 2019 Fall Fling!

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10th Anniversary Erie Insurance Charity Challenge

Monday Sep 30th, 2019

Tremendous thank you to Smith Provision Company (Smith's Hotdogs) who golfed for Therapy Dogs United in the 10th annual charity golf challenge at the Kahkwa Club. 

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Generous Support During Erie Gives Day 2019

Wednesday Aug 28th, 2019

Erie Gives Day 2019 check presentation day! Photo:  Kelly VanZandt, Associate Director, TDU; Michael Batchelor, Erie Community Foundation

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A.B.A.T.E. of PA ~ Erie County Chapter Supports TDU Mission

Monday Aug 19th, 2019

Motorcycle enthusiasts from the Erie County Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. showed support for our mission with a Bike Run in July 2019, with proceeds benefiting Therapy Dogs United.

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Victorian Princess Cruise 2019

Tuesday Aug 6th, 2019

Victorian Princess Cruise, Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Difference Between Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Dogs?

Tuesday Dec 12th, 2017

Take the time to educate yourself on the difference between Service, Therapy and Emotional Support dogs! 

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Therapy Dogs Welcome Santa

Sunday Nov 12th, 2017

WAITING FOR SANTA!

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Glenwood Pet Hospital Pet Photos Benefit TDU

Monday Nov 25th, 2013

Special thanks to the awesome staff at Gelnwood Pet Hospital on Peach Street in Erie for donating proceeds from a recent "Pics with Pets" photo shoot to Therapy Dogs United.

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School Days for TDU Dogs!

Wednesday Oct 9th, 2013

School is back in full swing ~ and that means it's back to business for our certified therapy dogs!

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New Lime Green Team TDU T-Shirts Ready for 2014

Sunday Sep 8th, 2013

Get 'em while they're hot!  Our pale blue 2013 "Team TDU" shirts were such a big hit, we've freshened up our look for 2014!

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Our Pirated Misadventure Ends on a Happy Note

Sunday Aug 11th, 2013

It all ended well...but we still blame Captain Cat!

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Please Support TDU on August 13th for Erie Gives Day!

Sunday Aug 11th, 2013

If you plan to participate in the 2013 Erie Gives Day, please consider donating to Therapy Dogs United, Inc. 

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National Night Out!

Sunday Aug 4th, 2013

Fun times are coming our way!

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Please Support Team TDU!

Wednesday Jun 19th, 2013

Please help Team TDU 2013 by ordering one of our new t-shirts!

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TDU's Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade Float Commissioned

Friday May 24th, 2013

It took more than 150 hours to complete and 15 volunteers to make it happen - but in the end, Therapy Dogs United's entry in the historic 2013 Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade is something to bark about.

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Message From Bridget

Friday May 24th, 2013

I would like to thank everyone that supported this project as well.

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Therapy Dog Testing to Resume in September 2013

Friday May 3rd, 2013

Summer is such a busy time of year and there is no shortage of events, activities, parades and visits our therapy dog volunteers are invited to participate in!

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Park Lane Jewelry

Wednesday Apr 10th, 2013

GET YOUR BLING ON!
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
PANERA’S BREAD
UPPER PEACH STREET LOCATION
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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Polish Falcons Make Dreams Come True!

Tuesday Apr 9th, 2013

Special shout out and a heartfelt thanks to the Polish Falcons of America, Nest 123, for a generous $1000 donation made to Therapy Dogs United.

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Place Your Perry 200 Parade T-shirt Order Now!

Friday Apr 5th, 2013

Therapy Dogs United is excited to build a float for the PERRY 200 Grand Patriotic Parade being celebrated on Saturday, May 25th in downtown Erie. For the past three months, our Float Committee has worked tirelessly to design a float that will be a promising entry in the parade.

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Plans for Paws in the Park 2013 Underway!

Thursday Mar 28th, 2013

Just a quick reminder to Save the Date for Therapy Dogs United's 6th annual Paws in the Park outdoor canine festival scheduled for Saturday, September 21st at Frontier Park.

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Therapy Dog Volunteer Survey

Wednesday Mar 27th, 2013

Vanderbilt University, in conjunction The University of Pittsburgh's Dawn Marcus, M.D., is conducting an online  research survey of therapy dog handlers.

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Jeans Day Donation Appreciated!

Friday Mar 15th, 2013

Special thanks to Erie Insurance's Personal Lines Activities Committee who recently raised $194 on a Friday "Jeans Day" to benefit TherapyDogs United! Doggie Kisses to you all!

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Perry200 Grant

Tuesday Mar 5th, 2013

Today Srs Carolanne and Rita, Rusty and myself accepted the grant during a presentation ceremony at the Jefferson Society. Grants were given to 22 participants that submitted a design for floats to be entered in the parade May 25th, 2013. 

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Good Job, Sophie!

Tuesday Mar 5th, 2013

Good Job! Sophie with her owner, Anne, recently participated in a dog safety class with pre-schoolers in the Corry school district. 

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Perry200 Commemorative Parade

Friday Mar 1st, 2013

GREAT NEWS! We were notified this morning that TDU was awarded a grant for the building of the above float that we will enter in the Perry200 Commemorative Parade May 25, 2013!

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Perry200 Float Building Fund

Wednesday Feb 20th, 2013

I just wanted to give an update on the progress we are making towards our fundraising efforts for the Perry200 float building fund. 

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It's Not Too Early to Think Spring!!!

Friday Feb 8th, 2013

Sure, it may be snowing outside right now....but it's not too early to think summer!

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EKC Dog Show a Howling Success!

Monday Jan 28th, 2013

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Therapy Dogs United's booth at the EKC Dog Show (Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, January 26 and 27, 2013)!

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Welcome 2013

Friday Jan 18th, 2013

TDU welcomes you to our Blog World ~ and we welcome your posts on our new and improved blog!