Labrador/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix
My Human Partner:
I’ve been an HOV Volunteer since:
My interests, hobbies and talents:
I am a dedicated family dog and enjoy my time about the house or wherever my family happens to take me. Even while I’m happily napping at my family’s feet, I am “on the job” providing security and companionship. All year round, I love a quick dip in my family’s swimming pool, which I am sure they installed just for me.
I am a serious hiker, as well, with a no-nonsense focus in the wilderness, desert and mountains. If my crew stops for a quick snack or break, I decide when it’s time to get back on the trail. So don’t remove your backpack, unless you're digging for a treat for me! Then, “Let’s go.” I’m not all that demanding—if we come to a stream or pool of water, I love chasing sticks thrown in, swimming back with it in my mouth, and am ready to do it all over again.
My work at HOV:
When not on the trail, napping, or in the pool, I am a great therapy dog, if I do say so myself. I love that my human lets me show my gentle side. I seem to sense the pain, confusion and other emotions people are feeling. I know that even when just standing with patients, I am helping.
My owner and I are a team. We are meant to do this awesome helping job together. I’ve visited HOV clients everywhere, and it makes me feel good to see so many people smile, pet me, or just scratch my belly. However, I also realize that this is therapy for the patients, their family, staff and other visitors.