News Flash: Sunday 9/30/18 Regarding Session IV & V, as "Joe Friday" used to say: "Just the facts, ma'am" and here is the info for (first) Session V orientation will be held Monday Oct 8th, at 6:30. (secondly) this note is specially for our Students enrolled in Session IV will receive a $50 credit towards the next session for classes missed due to the storm. Now, for a look behind the scenes at your Instructors, Assistants and every Member who could; have put in 2 full days addressing the damages to our Training Facility. My internet access has been "gone with the wind" up to and including late last night! Special thanks to Stephanie and Bryan!, who got me up and running this afternoon. Our ADTC Family lost a wise and dear member, so we are mourning her greatly, at the same time we are all getting back on our feet from the storm.

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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