Love Dog of the week: Cricket the Toy Poodle

Cricket reading with Mateo

Cricket reading with Mateo

Cricket is the most beautiful poodle with shiny black hair. She was born on Valentine’s Day thus she was meant to be a Love Dog.

 

Working with Julian

Working with Julian

Cricket never met a stranger and loves everyone. She even befriended a bird while in the mountains. And she particularly loves being with children.  She has lived with her human mom Toni since she was twelve weeks old and spends six months of the year as a desert dog in Las Vegas and six months as a mountain dog in Colorado. And she volunteers as a Pet Partner animal assisted therapy dog in both places.

 

Beautiful Cricket

Beautiful Cricket

Cricket is part of a reading program in Colorado and when IN Las Vegas, participates in many Love Dog initiatives. She is a class dog attending the program’s adopted school, is part of the Be Cool, Not Cruel anti-bully program and tries to be at as many special events as possible.

 

Toni and Cricket

Toni and Cricket

One of Cricket’s favorite things however is when we need a “kissing dog!” She loves nothing more than giving sweet gentle kisses and wiggling and jiggling as people fawn over her. She just loves being brushed and petted and when we ask her for kisses, she is the happiest little dog!

Cricket and her handler Toni are a wonderful team and so much fun to work with. They bring a positive attitude to every activity and everyone is joyful when around them.

So today we celebrate Cricket, a poodle who truly loves her job as a therapy dog.