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Meet Our Therapy Dogs

Charlotte Grace

Charlotte Grace is a Rottweiler mix and joined Valley at 5 months old, after spending her first days at a horse rescue with her brothers and sisters.  She lives with our Executive Director, Amanda, and her family.  She is a sweet, loving, angelic (most of the time!) puppy, who spends sessions tucked up next to clients, offering kisses in between her naps (and snores!).

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Lachlan/"Lockie" 2019-2023

Lachlan a purebred German Shepherd,  joined us at nearly 4 months old in October of 2019. A calm, gentle soul, ready to hug and snuggle Amanda's clients, Lachlan left this earth far too soon on Thanksgiving 2023. We will be forever grateful to you, Lockie, for every moment we had you walking alongside us.  We hope you and Patronus are cuddling together in Heaven!

 

Ruby

Ruby is a sweet and rambunctious golden retriever puppy.  She accompanies Michelle to many of her therapy sessions in our Dundas and Burlington locations.

 

Watson

Watson is a golden retriever with a gentle soul and Ruby's big brother!  He makes guest appearances at our Dundas office.

Patronus/"Troni" (2008-2021)

Troni was our first Therapy Dog at Valley Connections Counselling. She began her life as a breeding dog, and when she turned 7, she came to live with Amanda and her family to begin her retirement. She was a gentle, timid, and loving dog, fond of children and smaller animals in particular.  She joined Amanda and her clients until 2021.  We miss her and will always love her.  We plan to honour her legacy by continuing to offer emotional support to our clients with our Therapy Dogs for many years to come.

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