The Good Dog Foundation (@gooddogtherapy)

The Good Dog Foundation

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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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Need something from Amazon? Today, March 16th, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Good Dog Foundation. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3466707.

Thank you to Yaz for taking time out from reading our website and online shopping to pose for this picture. #amazon #amazonsmile #dogs #dogsofnyc #yaz #busydog #onlineshopping #gdf #tgdf #aussiemix #boxermix #dogstagram @amazon

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As a proudly woman-founded organization, our staff wore red in honor of International Women’s Day (including Little Bit the poodle)! #internationalwomensday #march8 #march8th #wearred #tgdf #gdf #staff #red #whoruntheworld

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May Ella's happiness in her toy box bring you some light during this dreary day! #miki #mikisofinstagram #mikisofig #ella #therapydog #therapydogs #dogsofnyc #smalldog #happydog #dogtoys #tgdf #gdf #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmanhattan

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Ann Chiappetta and Verona are one of our therapy dog volunteer teams. Verona used to serve double duty as Ann's guide dog - Ann is blind - and Ann spends her days helping people as a marriage and family therapist and trauma counselor. Ann also happens to be a poet.
We are constantly inspired by the incredibly individuals who make up our volunteer corps. Many of our volunteers, Ann and Verona among them, do a great deal to bring beauty and healing to people outside of their volunteer work.
Ann will be doing a book signing for her new book of poems next weekend on March 11th from 2-3:30pm in the Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Two of the poems are dedicated to Verona. We couldn't think of a more deserving dedicatee.

#dogswithjobs #poetry #verona #dogsofwestchester #gdf #tgdf #booksigning #poems #blacklab #blacklabsofinstagram #dogstagram #therapydog #servicedog #dogsofinstagram #labstagram #blacklabstagram #retiredservicedog #therapydogs

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JJ's mom wanted to share this pic of JJ after she passed her recertification. Congrats team JJ! #poodle #teacuppoodle #teacup #therapydog #therapydogs #dogswithjobs #jj #tgdf #gdf #dog #dogs #dogstagram #perrito #poodlesofinstagram #poodlesofig #goodjob

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Our President and Founder was captured by @thedogist with her Toy Poodle, Little Bit! Thanks, Dogist! (You can also see Little Bit in the photo before this one modeling a lovely red sweater in the office).

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