We're in week 2 of Session IV…. lots of happy Students and enthusiastic Instructors. New Class being held this session for a 4 week time span, 1st class will be Friday, Sept 7th. Instructor Diane Dargay is the one to contact at ddargay55@aol.com Payment due by 8/29. The "Intro to Noseworks" Class will be held Fridays at 6:30 pm Upcoming Event: SHOW-N-GO Saturday August 25th at our climate controlled facility, address: 13100 Highway 17S, Hampstead, NC The doors open at 7:30 am for registrations for Rally & Obedience, with Rally classes beginning at 7:50 starting with Masters down to Novice Rally. Obedience Registration starts at 11:30 Utility starts at 12:30 Times may vary depending on entries. If you're interested in our Show N Go, or session classes, please let us know! You will find the directions on our site, www.adtc.us, click on 'register' and follow the directions on that page.

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Therapy Dog Class of 2006!


School Safety Demonstration – Images





Our Therapy Teams all have heartwarming stories to tell!!  A sampling of these stories follow:

 Kacee (Havanese) reached a stroke victim who had not spoken for over six months.  When the patient petted Kacee, she said
“soft” to the amazement of all her caregivers!

 Focus (Papillon) delighted in children and seniors’ laughter and pranced and danced for them!  Lyric (Havana Silk Dog) has continued this tradition with her dance routines and has even taught them to the rest of her furry family!!

 Baron (Doberman) thrilled severely physically handicapped children at a visit.  One child, with extreme effort, moved her hand in order to rub his head. Baron patiently worked with this child for over an hour.

 Glory (Golden Retriever) loves applause and grins and wags in response!  If you don’t want your face washed, do NOT ask her for a kiss!  Her younger brother, Mick, can be seen giving his version of the “Ms. America Wave”, as he is certain that every single one of the audience came to him! 

 Ginny (Boxer) won over a patient with violent tendencies. Once he got loving from Ms. Ginny, he begged her to stay!

 Lyric, her Mom ‘Taime, sister Capra and son Quest (Havana Silk Dogs) are the BEST Therapy Dogs, they perform enthusiastically and delight in pleasing both their Mom, Kay, and the folks they visit!  They have strutted their stuff all over the East Coast!

 Logan (Golden Retriever) enjoyed being “trained” every visit by a resident at a local facility. As the resident trained
Logan, his owner was standing behind her giving Logan hand signals which matched the resident’s commands!

Pokey (Tibetan Terrier) is always a crowd pleaser with his gentle and quiet manner, as his eyes sparkle at each new friend
he makes!
Bobby and his son, Beacon (Shelties) love to show off some of their Agility and dancing skills, to the delight and amazement of the participants!


Please enjoy ‘being with us’ on some of our visits from years gone by and meet some of our therapy Dog Teams in pictures!……

2/15/09 Kenansville Health & Rehabilitation Center

2/16/09 Local Elementary School

7/14/09 Cape Fear Community College Visit

4/17/09 Accessibility Day at UNCW