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Utility Box Honoring Three Therapy Dogs

A utility box in Livermore, CA, was painted to honor and in memory of three therapy dogs that provided thousands of hours of service to our veterans and others—Albert, Lawrence and Thunder. The box was painted by Sue Marchand, the wife of Livermore Mayor John Marchand, as part of the City’s anti-graffiti program. A ribbon […]

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Dawn Schubert, Photographer

Two Wonderful Therapy Dogs go to Doggie Heaven

Lawrence, the Livermore Lab, went to Doggie Heaven on December 21, 2013.  And two weeks later, his buddy, Albert, went to Doggie Heaven to join Lawrence.  Albert was grieving and stopped eating after Lawrence died.  Both dogs were registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs Inc., headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In March 2013, Lawrence’s veterinarian found […]

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Sneak Peek: Successful Tails: The Wonders of Therapy Dogs

By Patricia H. Wheeler, PhD Published by AuthorHouse, 2012 I have been a therapy dog handler since 2002, when my dog, Lawrence, the Livermore Lab, started going to an Alzheimer’s facility each week. In 2004, he began going to the VA in Livermore, California, at least once or twice a week. The following year, my […]

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