Session III is underway. In response to news of a brand new CANINE VIRUS/FLU that began in FL & GA 6 weeks ago, ADTC Members are in touch with contacts all over the southeastern states, doing our best to keep abreast of potential spreading. There have been no outbreaks locally and we have not heard of any outbreaks anywhere close to us. However, we are being very cautious in order to protect the dogs currenty training at our facility. We posted informational signs at our facility and messages expressing our concern about the spread of this dangerous disease. If caught early, it can be treated successfully, but dogs have been lost to this virus w/ owners thinking the intestinal upset is caused by something their pet ate. If your dog displays any unusual symptoms, please do not wait, have them checked by their Vet asap. In response to this very real threat, a group of our Members have done a preventative cleaning of our facility, using products that should kill any germs. We have cleaned the entire building, including floor, crates, chairs and any other surface that might contain any germs. We are still holding classes, but please use your own good judgement as to whether your dog should attend during this possible crisis. Please check back here on our website, where we will do our best to report any incidences of this disease. Upcoming Events (that may or may not be canceled) : Nosework Seminars 6/17/17, Session IV begins 7/31/17, & Show 'n' Go planned for August. Interested? Please visit the link for each activity and contact us with any questions.

Public Service – Therapy Dogs Archives

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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