The Good Dog Foundation (@gooddogtherapy)

The Good Dog Foundation

dogs helping humans heal

http://www.classy.org/fundraiser/990775

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Congrats to our latest Brooklyn grads! One of them might be slightly more excited than the others 😜

And happy bring your dog to work day!

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Therapy dog Landry and the Good Dog family want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the @penguinrandomhouse team for their incredible fundraising efforts these past few weeks. Their team raised an astounding $51,000 for our organization. We feel so fortunate to be chosen as the nonprofit beneficiary of this year’s March of the Penguins and cannot thank them enough for their efforts.

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The Good Dog Team cheering on the March of the Penguins from @penguinrandomhouse Go Penguins! 🐧 #charitywalk #charity #charityevent #fundraiser #gooddog #tgdf #gdf #gooddogs #woo #cheer

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This month, @penguinrandomhouse is hosting their annual charity walk and have chosen The Good Dog Foundation as their beneficiary. We are beyond grateful to them for their generosity! In addition to their efforts, PRG employee Michelle Quintero is raffling an amazing piece of her artwork to benefit our mission. This beautiful original painting perfectly encapsulates the bond between humans and dogs and it could be yours! So on this #NationalBestFriendDay, celebrate by entering to win this fantastic piece. All proceeds will go towards funding more therapy dog visits for those in need. The link is in our bio!

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What a night! Thanks to everyone who came out for our 6th Annual Fetching Affair Gala celebrating nineteen years of helping humans heal using animal-assisted therapy! Big thanks to our host @jordynrolling and the Juilliard musicians who performed for our guests, Nicholas King and Kady Evanyshyn! It was our deepest pleasure to honor Dr. Kimberly Collica-Cox and @paceuniversity Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Criminal Justice and Security for their incredible work on our Parents, Prison, and Pups partnership! It was an incredible night, and we couldn't be more grateful for everyone who came to support us. Sending you all of our #gooddog love! ❀️😍🐢😍❀️

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Landry is wearing his finest bow tie in preparation for next week’s Fetching Affair Gala! Dog tickets are sold out but human tickets are still available. Bid on exciting live and silent auction items, see old friends and make new ones, and enjoy an evening of music, cocktails, dinner, and, of course, all the #gooddogs your heart can handle. We hope to see you on May 18th!

Tickets: give.classy.org/fetchingaffair17
#afetchingaffair #gooddogtherapy #helpinghumansheal

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Which nail color do you think would best match my fur?

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There’s a lot of confusion about different types of assistance dogs. We hope this infographic, courtesy of @assistancedogs_ofthe_carolinas provides some insight!

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After an amazing 11 years, Kirby the Miniature Pinscher is retiring! This little guy brought joy and kisses to the children at NAC for almost all of his 11 years on the job. We thank his mom Kelly for sharing him with us and their amazing dedication. We wish Kirby many treats and naps in his well-earned retirement.

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After 9 years as a dedicated Good Dog, Dougal the Golden Retriever is hanging up his bandana! Dougal and his mom Pat visited Beth Israel’s inpatient drug rehab, and schools when harried students needed de-stressing. Dougal and family are retiring to Virginia. Thank you for your service, Dougal and Pat.
They will be missed!

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Happy National Volunteer Week! Our volunteers are essential to our mission of helping humans heal. Thank you today and everyday! Here are our latest Manhattan canine volunteers.

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We are sad to have said goodbye to a member of the Good Dog family last week. Tino was not only a Good Dog, but the beloved companion to our trainer Melissa. Tino was a 10 year old Ridgeback/Pit Bull mix who often served as a welcoming foster brother for other dogs. He loved rolling around and hanging out with kids. We are grateful for all of the happiness he brought to those in need and want to thank Melissa for sharing him with us and with the world. We’ll miss you, Tino.

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Dogs can help young readers feel more comfortable. Callie is an excellent listener.

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Ronan pulled double duty yesterday as an Australian Shepherd/Easter Bunny hybrid

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Happy National Pet Day! Scroll through to see the pets the Good Dog staff is lucky enough to share their lives with!

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In our nearly 20 years as an organization, Good Dog has had the honor of working with thousands of dogs and their handlers. Some are with us for a few months and some for a majority of their lives, and each contributes to our mission in ways that are difficult to describe. Starting today, we will begin posting photos and anecdotes about Good Dogs who will be hanging up their therapy dog vest for the last time. It is a small thank you for their service and to give everyone a glimpse into the lives of these dogs who embody all that is β€œgood” about Good Dog.
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Remembering Moby
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Moby graduated from class with his mom/handler, Erin, this past year. Erin fostered Moby, a senior pup, and eventually adopted him to live out his remaining years in a home filled with love. After working with Moby, it was very clear why Erin decided he should become a Good Dog. He was such a gentle and kind soul, so relaxed and happy to spend time with everyone he met (human and canine). Moby came to Erin in rough shape but this did not affect his love for life and desire to make others feel valued. Moby and Erin visited a school in Manhattan and the children LOVED their visits. From time to time, Erin would send pictures of Moby after a visit and every time, he had a giant smile on his face. Moby gave so much back to the world and we are honored to have had him as a part of our Good Dog family. Moby’s passing last week has left a hole in our hearts and we want to thank his adoptive parents and brother, Simon, for sharing him with us. You will be missed, Moby.

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Our 6th Annual Fetching Affair Gala is on May 18th! Join us for cocktails, dinner, live + silent auctions, and all the #gooddogs your heart can handle. Early Bird tix are only available through April 10th, and complimentary dog tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out the link in our bio for tickets!!

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We spent the day in the studio with @jessefreidin photographing some of our Westchester teams in preparation for an exciting project we're working on. Stay tuned for the final product and check out Jesse's other work! He's done some amazing projects like Finding Shelter, a portrait project highlighting shelter volunteers and the dogs they work with, and When Dogs Heal, a portrait project of people living with HIV and the dogs who love them through it. We're super excited to be working with him! #gooddogtherapy #helpinghumansheal #labradoodlesofinstagram #doodlesofinstagram #labradoodle #westchester #dogstagram #petportrait #therapydog #therapydogs

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Presenting our first Crisis Response Division Teams from our inaugural training in Westchester County. We will be rolling out this training for our NYC-based teams in the coming months - stay tuned! #therapydogs #therapydog #class #crisisresponse #ckcs #cavalier #cavalierkingcharles #cavaliersofinstagram #germanshepherd #gsd #gsdsofinstagram #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #yellowlab #helpinghumansheal #labradoodle #doodlesofinstagram #labradoodlesofinstagram #australianshepherd #australianshepherdsofinsta #gdf #tgdf #gooddogtherapy

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Going into the weekend like....... (this is Luna, she works down the hall from the Good Dog office!) #englishcockerspaniel #englishcockerspaniel #puppy #pupstagram #pupsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #dogstagram #luna #officedog #tgif #weekend #friyay #blackandwhite #spaniel #spanielsofinstagram

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