On April 28, CNN featured Good Dog teams visiting the memorial at Copley Square in Boston, MA. Good Dogs have also visited firehouses and police stations in Boston and Watertown, MA. For more on Good Dogs in Boston, click here.
NOTE: Good Dogs are certified therapy dogs, and while they do provide comfort, they are certified and have much more stringent standards than comfort dogs.
Paw Nation chats with Rachel McPherson, Founder and Executive Director of The Good Dog Foundation, about the incredible work being done by Good Dog teams and how animal-assisted therapy is changing lives.
Same old dog…new great look! As we celebrate Good Dog's 15th year of helping humans heal, we have redesigned our logo to emphasize the human-animal bond. Last year, more than 1,100 certified Good Dog teams provided animal-assisted therapy services to more than 330,000 patients,students, clients and facility staff in more than 315 facilities.
Therapy Dogs Aid Survivors, First Responders in Sandy Hook Tragedy
WLNY CBS New York interviews Good Dog's Executive Director about responding to the tragedy in Newtown, CT.
Lewisboro Ledger profiles Ronan, a therapy dog working with children in Newtown, CT.
NPR discusses the impact of therapy dogs from The Good Dog Foundation working with children in Newtown, CT.
FEMA profiles the work of a Good Dog team visiting survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
Good Dog is one of three organizations nationwide working with CESAR to "Share a Story and Share the Love" to raise awareness about the incredible work being done by Good Dog teams.
A parent speaks about the impact of therapy dogs reading with her children at the Scarsdale Library.
A Good Dog volunteer speaks about his work with a children's reading program at the Scarsdale Library.
Cure Magazine profiles Good Dogs helping heal cancer patients.
Good Dog Founder and Executive Director is profiled for her work with The Good Dog Foundation.
Good Dog owner Robert Tornambe speaks about the passing of his Good Dog Lily
A Good Dog vounteer chronicles her journey as a therapy dog in The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post profiles Good Dogs changing the lives of hospice patients.
The NY Post profiles three Good Dogs for which to be thankful.
Weston, CT therapy dogs keep on giving and giving.
The Good Dog Foundation is profiled along with Good Dog donor the Bruce G. Geary Foundation about its work and expansion.
9/11 Tenth Anniversary Recognition of The Good Dog Foundation
The Good Dog Foundation was recognized by many media outlets and charitable organizations for its work in disaster response after the attacks of September 11, 2011. Good Dog teams visited the NYC Family Assistance Center and traveled on ferries with victims' families and survivors.
NY Daily News
The New York Times
Crains New York Business
A Tribute to 9/11 by Artist Ron Burns – Annie and Fidel
American Humane Association Tribute to the Hero Dogs of 9/11 – BroadwayWorld PR Newswire
Hero Dog Awards Kickoff Event
The Good Dog Foundation was selected to participate in the Hero Dog Awards Kickoff Event at Manhattan’s VA Medical Center on June 20, 2011. Five Good Dog volunteer teams were filmed as they visited patients at the hospital. Recording artist, actress and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough delivered an acoustic performance for the hospital staff, veterans and Good Dog volunteer teams.
“Good Dogs are Great Listeners at Several Greenwich Public Schools”
“Local Business Doing Doggone Good Deed”
“At Prospect Park's Coffee Bark, Dogs Let Loose”
“Salisbury Pooch Party a Doggone Good Time for All”
“Embarking on Positive Ventures: The Good Dog Foundation”
Country Living-The Mom's Guide to Running a Business: Strategies for Work Success and Family Balance
Rachel McPherson is a contributor in Country Living – The Mom's Guide to Running a Business: Strategies for Work Success and Family Balance. This book, by Michelle Ribeiro, provides everything a determined entrepreneur needs to know to successfully run her own business while raising a family. Through inspiring profiles, 28 women share diverse strategies on business development and operations, defining space and boundaries, and creating a viable work-family balance. A special "workshop" section also provides business basics for those just starting out.
The Good Dog Foundation is featured in a segment on NBC's Today Show. In the segment Sara Haines, Contributing Correspondent for NBC News' Today Show, completes the Good Dog training program with her dog, Trix, and visits residents at the 80th St. Residence.
Rachel McPherson discusses the role played by the trained therapy dogs at the Pier 94 Family Assistance Center and at the WTC site in this 9/11 Memorial podcast.
Good Dog volunteer Linda Frank’s letter to the editor is printed in the NY Times. Her letter is in response to an article entitled “Giving Alzheimer’s Patients Their Way, Even Doses of Chocolate” and references the work of therapy dogs with Alzheimer’s patients.
The work of The Good Dog Foundation in the Hudson Valley is featured in the “See Spot Heal at the Good Dog Foundation” article in Hudson Valley Magazine.
Robert Tornambe, M.D. writes about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in an article entitled “The Most Important Reason to Get a Dog Instead of a Facelift.”
”Teachers Lend a Helping Paw to the Good Dog Foundation”
The Good Dog Foundation was featured in the New York Post on November 13, 2010 for its involvement in Pratt Institute’s Stress Free Day. Good Dog volunteer team Kara Baker and Enzo are mentioned for their participation.
The Good Dog Foundation was featured in The New York Times on November 11, 2010. The article discusses the work of Good Dog volunteer teams at the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg, NY. An online slide show of the Good Dog volunteer teams working with students at Anderson accompanied the article on nytimes.com.
Good Dog volunteer team Diane McCallion-Maguire and Joaquin were on a segment of the Martha Stewart Show which mentions the work of The Good Dog Foundation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
The Good Dog Foundation’s reading program is featured in the Ossining School District’s newsletter.
“Author Proves Dogs Can Lend a Helping Hand”
Rachel McPherson is featured as an author who participated in a Sharon, CT book signing.
Rachel McPherson is recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest in the World of Dogs” by BARK Magazine.
The Good Dog Foundation begins visiting patients at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Rachel McPherson explains how to become a therapy dog team as a guest blogger on Petfinder.com.
The Good Dog Foundation’s work in New York schools is featured in an Education Update article. Pat Winchester and Good Dog Dougal are mentioned.
Every Dog Has a Gift, written by Rachel McPherson, Founder and Executive Director of The Good Dog Foundation, is reviewed in the following publications and blogs:
The Good Dog Foundation is mentioned in a New York Times article about activities to do with dogs in New York.
The Good Dog Foundation is featured in a Poughkeepsie Journal article about the benefits of pet therapy.
Rachel McPherson is featured and The Good Dog Foundation is mentioned in the February issue of Country Living Magazine. The article features the décor of Rachel McPherson and Pat McMullan’s upstate home, which includes collections of roosters, chickens and dogs.
The Good Dog Foundation is featured in a story about the importance of therapy dogs in the December 2008 issue of Greenwich Magazine. Ji Eun Wax's Good Dogs, Dolce and Piana, are mentioned for their work in the reading program at New Lebanon Elementary School in Byram, CT. Elizabeth Lynch's Good Dog, Sophie, is also mentioned for her work in the psychiatric unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains.
The Good Dog Foundation's reading program is highlighted in the winter issue of Scoop! newsletter. Adriane Adam's Good Dog, Biscuit, is featured for his great work at PS 282 in Brooklyn.
Rachel McPherson: New Yorker of the Week
Rachel McPherson was featured as New Yorker of the Week by New York 1 News in May 2006 for founding and running The Good Dog Foundation as a volunteer. Roni Henning and her Good Dog Willow appeared in the segment as well. Click on one of the links below to view the full story.
Clips courtesy of New York 1 News.
Read All About It
The Good Dog Foundation's children's literacy program at P.S. 75 in Manhattan, which employs therapy dogs to help at-risk children learn to read, was the subject of a news story on the WB11 News at 10 on February 17, 2006.