If you are a regular reader of the Daily Dog Tag, then you probably agree that dogs make life better. Therapy pets make life significantly better for people, particularly during difficult times. This happy-go-lucky guy is Pete and he is a therapy dog. Thanks to Valerie & Co. Photographers for these great photos of Pete during his time off. Due to confidentiality rules, I don’t have any pictures of Pete at work. But you can imagine what a difference he is making with the patients he meets!
When Pete is not working, his favorite thing to do is play a game of fetch with his orange and blue ‘Chuck It’ ball. If the family goes outside with that ball, Pete knows that means he gets to retrieve, and he’s very good at it!
He also likes strolling along the walking paths all around the family’s neighborhood, running in the green grassy areas, and splashing in the water fountains and the lakes. As you can imagine, he enjoys swimming and retrieving his toys! Pete and his family are so friendly, and their efforts to help others is fantastic! There are so many kids and families that love and appreciate the work they do. The hard working and hard playing pup, Pete, wouldn’t have it any other way.”
From Pennye: “Pete is the most enthusiastic dog I’ve ever met. He brings that to whatever he does and as a therapy dog adds love to patients, parents, and nurses.
Therapy dogs are amazing in what they offer in the recovery and healing process. These dogs are being used in many different venues and are wonderful tools to help in recovery on many levels.”
It is heartwarming to see therapy dogs used in hospitals, nursing homes, and classrooms. We would love to read about your experiences with therapy pets!
About Valerie & Co. Photographers: Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Valerie & Co. specializes in wedding photography as well as family and pet portraits.
Celebrating a wedding anniversary with a photo session is a great idea, especially when you include the dogs! Thanks to Nashville photographer Mandy Whitley for these fun family photos.
From Mandy: “Kayla and Thomas celebrated their second year anniversary with a family photo session. Their sweet pups are Rugar, (the 1.5-year-old white German Shepherd) and Arlow (a 6-month-old black lab). We went to one of my favorite locations in Nashville – The Elmington Agriculture Center.”
Happy Weekend! I just love the contemplative expression this guy has, and I wish I knew what he was thinking. Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography for the photo!
You can see more of Alice’s photography by following her on Instagram.
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is a lifestyle photographer dedicated to helping women succeed in their small business dreams that also specializes in dog photography. Alice is taking her pet and commercial photography on the road this year, so be sure to sign up for her email list or send her an inquiry about your business and pet portrait needs.
Fetching Links We Love
April 10-30 Free Adoptions from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT
April 22 Pup Crawl, Havre de Grace, MD
April 27-29 Annual Portrait Special, Baldwinsville, NY
April 29 Annual K9 Fun Run & Walk, Houston, TX
April 29 Black Tie And Tails, Hunt Valley, MD
May 3 Bark in The Park, Cincinnati, OH
May 7 Meet with Animal Communicator Shirley Merrill, Fayetteville, NY
May 13 Rescue Rodeo, Weatherford, TX
May 18-20 BlogPaws Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC
If you have an event that you would like to be listed here, please email rescue(at) dailydogtag dot com.
April showers bring May flowers. We have had lots of rain over the last week, so I am jumpstarting the flowers! And since everything is better with dogs, Corner House Photography has just the session with four retrievers.
From Samantha: “Bob and Gloria are very dear to my heart. I first met the two during their intimate wedding at Bob’s home in The Villages. I was so excited to hear from them when Bob asked me to capture their family portraits with their four pups. We decided to meet up in Baldwin Park, which was the perfect spot for the dogs to run around. Spark, Sasha, Chief, and Buddy had a blast posing for the camera among the wildflowers that were in bloom. Continue reading