Sometimes you just need a large dog

Lance and Boise - what a loving pair

Lance and Boise – what a loving pair

The Love Dogs have many different dogs amongst their ranks.

We have dogs as small as Kirby and dogs as large as George.

Boise enjoyed the day thoroughly

Boise enjoyed the day thoroughly

People often ask if a specific breed is better at being therapy dogs and I always say no. Breed is not the determining factor … temperament and the desire to work is. Thus any dog that truly loves meeting new people in all sorts of environments and remains calm is the goal.

But sometimes you just need a large dog to do the trick!

So many hands to pet me!

So many hands to pet me!

Boise began his career as part of the Reading to the Love Dogs program and the beauty of an older, calm, reliable Golden is just that. He was so happy lying on the floor, being cuddled and hugged by so many new kids and adults.And there was a lot of dog to hug!

Not once did Boise rise up suddenly or bark or make any untoward movements.

Boise liked working side by side with Kirby

Boise liked working side by side with Kirby

Not once did he appear to be bored or stressed or unhappy.Not once did he move away from a particular person.

Not once did he object when tiny Kirby came by to see what was happening on the other side of the room.

Boise just settled in and did what he was supposed to do – listen and love!

Welcome to the Love Dog team Lisa and Boise. We know you have a huge career ahead of you.