Woof! Hello there, wonderful friends! I’m Archie, a one-year-old Australian Shepherd with a heart as big as my love for spreading joy. I’m thrilled to share that I’ve earned my stripes as a certified therapy dog through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD), and you can catch me hanging out with my hu-mom, Sandra Lee, MSW, LCSW, in her office a few times a week.
As a therapy dog, my mission is to bring happiness wherever I go. I’m not just about the furry cuddles (though those are pretty great); I’m here to offer a fuzzy shoulder when things are tough, to help ease stress, and encourage some delightful social interactions. They say I might even help lower blood pressure and add an extra layer of comfort to therapy sessions – now that’s some serious tail-wagging magic!
My journey to becoming a therapy dog started when I was just a little pup at 8 weeks old. My hu-mom, the amazing guide she is, led me through the ropes of socialization and obedience training. And guess what? I aced that therapy dog certification test and observations like a true champ on my first try!
What makes me stand out? Well, I’ve got this knack for tuning into human emotions. Call it intuition, but I’ve got a talent for sensing just what you need – whether it’s a charming “wiggle” dance or a simple request for some good old-fashioned snuggles.
One of my absolute favorite things to do is share love and companionship. Whether I’m by your side, doing my happy dance, or just asking for a little pat on the head, I’m here to bring comfort and joy to all you fantastic folks at Light of the Rockies. So, if you’re in need of a furry friend to brighten your day, I’m your go-to guy!
– Archie, the friendly therapy dog extraordinaire!