Ninja is a local mixed breed who was abandoned in a field and left tied to a tree to die. Even though Ninja was starving when he was found, he ignored the food offered focusing only on his need for human contact. Realizing his special connection with people, Ninja was brought back to health, tested and trained for Therapy Dog work. Following his first successful year of being a Therapy Dog in 2014, Ninja's keen senses have been further trained to support his handler, Janice, as her Medical Service dog. Ninja enjoys traveling and teaching around the world!
Lacy is a local mixed breed who was abandon and found by Nevis Animal Speak. Her SUPER friendly and gentle nature made her Therapy Dog training a real pleasure. Lacy LOVES everyone! People, cats, dogs and more! She is gentle, loves playing fetch and enjoys getting treats for a job well done! The smallest and happiest of our team, Lacy is quickly becoming a favorite with all she meets!
Bearette was adopted at 4 months old after being found alone in the woods. She was a smart and playful puppy who was very athletic and an excellent swimmer.
Although originally trained as a Therapy Dog, Bearette also doubles as a medical Medical Service dog for her handler Janice. Bearette has taught in the US, Hong Kong, Mexico and Nevis. We are thrilled she is sharing her kind and gentle nature with the many people she visits around around the world!
Dog Volunteer Requirements
A Therapy Dog is unique in that he/she has been tested in multiple rigorous situations for the ability to interact happily and calmly with the people and environments they visit.
Necessary qualities include:
- Overall Temperament
- Tolerance of Physical Contact
- Social Acceptance of Other Dogs
- Reaction in Stressful Situations
- Crowd and Noise Tolerance
- Age, Gender and Racial
Human Volunteer Requirements