The Good Dog Foundation

The Good Dog Foundation
Good Dogโ€™s mission is to ease human suffering using animal-assisted therapy. http://bit.ly/2hEGeHN

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The Good Dog Foundation

Wonderful stories like these warm our hearts on cold winter days. Barbara and her dog Coco provided support to Zoey and her family at the Ronald McDonald House. "We read several books with Zoey and played and when we left her mom asked to take a picture with Coco. As Zoey went to kiss Coco she whispered, 'I love you Coco.' This is why we volunteer!" #havanese #havaneseofinstagram #coco #therapydog #therapydogs #gdf #tgdf #workingdogs #blackdog #blackdogsofinstagram #kidsanddogs #dogsandkids #puppylove #gooddog #gooddogs #dogkisses #kisses #zoey @barbaramatarazzo

The Good Dog Foundation

In this time of giving we ask for your consideration. We are responding to growing demand to train and deploy volunteer teams, helping hundreds of thousands of people recover from the trauma of disease, disability, and disaster, and undertaking vital research to advance the field of human-animal interaction. But we can't do it without your help. Make a gift of support and join our #gooddogstory: http://bit.ly/2hEGeHN (link also in bio).

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With growing public demand, hundreds of therapy dog orgs have sprung up across the US, but there are no national standards to ensure quality or safety. Good Dog is partnering with @pennvetschool to undertake the first national survey of therapy dog training practices. Support the vital work of advancing our field and become a part of our #gooddogstory with a year end gift! Donation link in bio.

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Good Dog is working with @yaleuniversity to assess how therapy dogs reduce stress in pre-teens, designing a study with American Federation for Aging Research to test how therapy dogs improve memory in patients with Alzheimers, and partnering with @paceuniversity using specially trained Good Dog teams to help female prisoners develop parenting skills and stay out of prison. You can support this research and become a part of our #gooddogstory by donating to Good Dog - donation link in bio!

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Today, thanks to growing support from people like you, we have 1000+ certified teams visiting hospitals, senior care centers, libraries, and schools. You can join them in being a vital part of our #gooddogstory by making a year end gift - donation link in bio!

The Good Dog Foundation

The #gooddogstory began in 1998 at the height of the AIDS epidemic when our President and Founder, Rachel McPherson, felt a need to respond to the suffering she saw in the world. This holiday season you can be a vital part of our story by making a gift of support - donation link in bio! Beautiful illustration by @susandrawss ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Yesterday we nominated our new board member, @queen_maripup! The board unanimously approved the motion to stock dog treats in the board room ๐Ÿถ #minischnauzer #minischnauzersofinstagram #schnauzer #schnauzersofinstagram #boardmeeting #gdf #tgdf #therapydogs

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Will you help us #helphumansheal this #GivingTuesday? We're 50% of the way to our goal and a generous donor will match all gifts we receive today up to $2,000! If you donate now you can double your impact. Donation link in bio. Thank you so much! #gooddogtherapy #helpinghumansheal

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Two of our #gooddog teams, Ben and Moby, and their moms at Times Square bringing a little calm and de-stressing to an otherwise tense scene. The American Psychological Association has pointed to Election Day as a significant source of stress so make sure to spend some time with your best friend tonight. #election2016 #election #therapydogs #electionstress

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Fonzie voted! Have you? #ABC News is filming a segment about election anxiety and they have invited The Good Dog Foundation to participate in their coverage from their studio in Times Square. We're proud to have been invited to be a part of this historic election night, and we hope that we can do our part to help keep everyone's blood pressure in check.

The segment will be livestreamed on abcnews.go.com/Live at 7:30pm tonight, so tune in to take a break from nail biting.

Here's hoping that, regardless of the outcome of today's election, we can continue to strive to be good to one another, to lift each other up, and to help each other heal.

If you haven't purchased your ticket already, our 11th Annual Bash at Barneys next week may be just the opportunity to raise a celebratory glass or drown your sorrows! And you'll be doing so while helping us bring our life-changing therapy dog services to people in need and supporting vital research that is moving the field of animal-assisted therapy forward.
https://www.classy.org/new-york/events/11th-annual-bash-at-barneys/e97296 #dogswhovote #vote #america #ivoted #electionday #electionday2016 #gotv #fonzie #election #history #shepherdsofinstagram #gsd #gsdsofinstagram #germanshepherd #election2016 #myvote #potus #democracy

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As a special thank you to our Instagram family, we're offering a $25 discount on cocktail tickets to our 11th Annual Bash at Barneys! Join us on Monday November 14th from 6pm-8pm to celebrate healing, bid on some fabulous auction items, learn more about the work we're doing, and support us in helping humans heal! Use code INSTA25 during checkout for $25 off cocktail tickets. Ticket link in bio.

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Thank you to everyone who entered our #gdfcostumecontest! We loved all the photos. It was a very close vote, but Teddy (@teddygramnyc) as Andy Warhol won by a whisker!

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Friendly reminder to tag your photos of your pup in a costume with #gdfcostumecontest! We've extended the deadline to the end of the day, so there's still time to upload your photos, or tag shots that are already up! The winner will be announced tomorrow and will receive a Good Dog prize pack. This is Ziggy as Buzz Lightyear in last year's Caring Canine Costume Campaign. #halloween #halloween2016 #halloween2016๐ŸŽƒ #costume #costumecontest #gdf #tgdf #gooddogfoundation #thegooddogfoundation #howloween #gooddogtherapy #dogsincostumes

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It's that time of year! Show us your pups (and other pets) dressed in their finest Halloween regalia!
The winner will be picked from a panel of esteemed judges (aka Good Dog staff) and will receive a Good Dog prize pack. Please post the pic on our Facebook page, or, tag your photos with #gdfcostumecontest on Instagram by noon on November 1. We'll repost some of our favorites!

Here's Dewey the "Corn Dog," winner of the Caring Canine Costume Campaign last year! #halloween #halloweenie #halloween2016 #halloween2016๐ŸŽƒ #costume #costumecontest #corndog #gdf #tgdf #gooddogfoundation #thegooddogfoundation #howloween #gooddogtherapy #dogsincostumes

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Cocktails and supporting animal-assisted therapy are two of our favorite things ๐Ÿ˜‰. Save the Date for our 11th Annual Bash at Barneys and join The Good Dog Foundation to help humans heal! #gooddogtherapy #helpinghumansheal #bashatbarneys #therapydogs #barneys #party #partyforthepups #monday #mauricesendak #dinner #cocktails #dinnerandcocktails #silentauction #therapydogs

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Good Dog is disappointed to learn of Montreal's newly passed Pit Bull ban. We love our therapy pibbles who bring smiles and joy to the people who need it the most. Good Dog stands against this, and all forms of discrimination. Clockwise from top left: Fern, Lily, Mo, Penny @fern_the_wimpy_pitbull, @lily_katie_daniel, @rata_, @penelope_the_pitbull #endbsl #pitbullsofinstagram #montreal #gooddog #thegooddogfoundation #gooddogfoundation #tgdf #gdf #nohate #therapypitbull #dontbullymybreed #endbslworldwide #pitbulls #pitbull #lovernotafighter #dogswithjobs #pit #pitstagram #pitbulllove

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Happy National Dog Day! ๐Ÿถ A majority of the staff here at Good Dog have their own wonderful pups and we wanted to share their pictures in honor of the holiday! Bonus points if you can find the imposter ๐Ÿˆ (weโ€™re all for inclusiveness ๐Ÿ˜‰). If you donโ€™t have a dog and still want to celebrate, head down to your local shelter to give some homeless dogs some lovin! #happynationaldogday #nationaldogday #dogday #frenchie #frenchbulldog #frenchiesofinstagram #germanshepherd #germanshepherdsofinstagram #wirehairedfoxterrier #foxterrier #toypoodle #toypoodlesofinstagram #muttsofinstagram #mutt #mutts #staffdogs #tgdf #gdf #dogshelpinghumansheal #rescuedogs #loveyourdog #ilovemydog

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@k1nje and @officialtater are hanging out with us at the #gooddog tent for #citisummerstreets - come by Astor Place and Lafayette and say hi! #gooddogtherapy #helpinghumansheal #dogswithjobs #dogsofinstagram #therapydogs #therapydogsofinstagram

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Join us for the last Summer Streets of 2016 this Saturday! We'll be at Astor Pl and Lafayette St from 7am-1pm. This is Ginger of @thepupdiary! @citi @summer streets #summerstreets #yorkie #ginger #summer #thissaturday #yorkiesofinstagram #rescuedog #astorplace #noho @polandspringwtr #seltzer #dogsinsunglasses

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Come hang out with us at the Summer Streets Astor Place stop from now until 1pm! This is Team Lizzie and Jennifer ๐Ÿถ @bestfriendsanimalsociety #summerstreets #citi #citisummerstreets #summer #nyc #gooddogs #gooddogs #gooddogtherapy #bestfriends #rescuedog #tripod