Featured Fido May 2022
Soon after Hunter became a registered B&BTD therapy dog with his owner Robert Reeg, they became members of Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, an American Red Cross partner group. This enabled them to visit the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Veterans Administration Hospital at Montrose, NY.
Their volunteer work there brought them into association with the Tales of Hope Foundation, an organization providing support of our nation’s police and military working dogs. As such, they participated in several events which earned them an invitation to the Animal Medal of Bravery medal ceremony in the US Capitol. This year they thankfully received a lovely certificate from the US War Dogs Association.
Hunter and Robert are proud to provide therapy visits for our cadets at West Point and veterans in the VA Hospital. Hunter’s being a Bright & Beautiful therapy dog has enabled them as a team to help numerous people, from special needs children to wounded warriors over the past 9 years.
Although Robert shared with us that he wishes to thank B&BTD for helping them to provide this service, B&BTD wishes to thank Robert and Hunter for all that they are doing for others! We are grateful to have them as members.
Featured Fido May 2020
Szva (pronounced “Zeeva”) and her proud owner Alan White have been members of Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs since 2019. Szva is currently a nominee for the American Humane 2020 Hero Dog Awards in the Therapy category to honor her for all she does to provide comfort to many and make the lives of others better.
In October 2018, Szva started working as a Therapy Dog at the Doris Miller Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco, TX. Over the next year, Szva made over 210 trips/visits to the VA Medical Center to visit Hospice Care Veterans and center Outpatients. For this, she received her American Kennel Club (AKC) Therapy Dog Excellent title and is actively working toward her AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title, which requires 400 visits.
In 2020, Szva began providing services to the families with loved ones in the Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice unit in Waco. She also provides services “On Call” as requested.
Szva provides comfort to many, including to her owner Alan. To learn more about Szva’s story and Alan White, click here for an article from the Waco Tribune.