Frenchie Fund

Minimum price allowed $1.00

Frenchie was one of our original therapy dogs. She was a beautiful rescued Greyhound, owned and handled by Betty Kish and Annie Watson, and one of our hardest working pet-therapists. She was a test dog, helping to evaluate and train prospective and new therapy dogs. She attended most of our events, loving and comforting patients through many traumas.

The Frenchie Fund, which was created in her name to reflect her beauty and spirit, was established to ease our members’ way through this painful decision.

Funding Guidelines:

The Frenchie Fund has been established to provide assistance for the cost of euthanasia for Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs when they have come to the ends of their lives. Because the resources of this fund are limited, and the availability of monies is dependent on the amount on hand, we cannot guarantee coverage of expenses for any specific therapy dog at a particular time.  

 The following guidelines will be used to determine eligibility for financial assistance from the Frenchie Fund:

¨        A veterinary hospital receipt must accompany each application.

¨        The remuneration must be made directly to a recognized veterinarian or facility or a receipt should be submitted.

¨        Applicants must be working Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs in good standing:

A working therapy dog is one that has been working continuously (an average of twice a month) at a recognized facility for at least six months prior to its illness. These dogs must be current on their registration and guidelines requirements. Test dogs or Group Captains’ dogs that work regularly at tests and other events are also considered in very good standing.  All dogs must be currently registered and up to date on all veterinary inoculations.

¨        No other insurance and funds are available to aid the handler/dog team.

¨        A licensed veterinarian has determined that euthanasia is necessary.


Minimum price allowed$1.00

The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.


The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) all volunteer organization. We do not accept monetary compensation for our visitation. Testing fees and membership fees are donations and are tax deductible.

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