Life Is Great With Tilda Dog
Tilda and Daryl are a registered and approved Pet Therapy Dog team in good standing with Therapy Dog, Inc. Daryl recently passed the requirements to be a Tester/Observer for Therapy Dog, Inc. so he might help other good dogs become Therapy Dogs. As a dog and handler team, we have also been through the tests and enrollment procedures for the TAILS program at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado, the Canine Corps program at Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, Colorado , the Caring Canines program at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado and the Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Colorado. Doing Therapy Dog work is very rewarding and most interesting and a pleasure to follow Tilda dog through her rounds. It requires a good deal of time and some expense, but is well worth the effort many times over. There is a new website that explains all about doing Therapy Dog work in Boulder County, Colorado. There one can read about all the requirements for differing programs and even sign up for a program if you are interested in getting started with your dog. You can view that website by clicking the following URL:
Tilda has 5 different vests of which she is required to wear a specific one at each of these locations and both of us have individual volunteer badges for each location. She also has a vest for Therapy Dogs, Inc. which can be used at other facilities requiring that registration. Needless to say, Tilda has her own suitcase of vests, collars, leashes, badges, folding water bowls, hair and lint removal rollers and doggy doo bags that travel with us at all times.