AKC Certified
AKC Website


Member of the
Bright and Beautiful
Therapy Dogs, Inc B&B Website

Therapy Dog Lucy



My Big Rescue Video
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My Current assignment


Hudson Valley Castle Point VA

http://www.hudsonvalley.va.gov/



I am a guest speaker at the:


I speak twice at a meeting. WOOF! WOOF!
Their website is  http://www.bianys-newburgh.org/



My
professional opinion:
I
think this is the best dog training faculty in the
world!  http://highpointk9.com/




Best movie ever!  Shelter Me

Aiming to boost the adoption of shelter pets, this uplifting documentary focuses on the success stories, including dogs trained as service animals for the disabled and others who are helping returning war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.


Link, hope it works:
On Netflix Shelter Me

You tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbpuzl3BNeI


See me at work on FACEBOOK:
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I am Lucy's Dad.


  I got a new hobby. I trained my dog Lucy to become a AKC Certified therapy dog. I'm a volunteer at the Castle Point VA Hospital, and we go around visiting the patients. It is a lot of fun watching the patients brighten up when Lucy walks into their room. I have put in a request to work in the outpatients' therapy support groups of the TBI and PTSD returning combat Veterans. My pie-in-the-sky dream is for the returning combat Veterans with TBI or PTSD to work with their local animal shelters and train a dog at their own local center. At the end, the dog will be AKC certified to go to hospitals or nursing homes. There will be no fundraising, fanfare, marketing or any other type of activities that will interfere with the confidentiality of the Veteran. The expense will be burdened by the Veteran, and we need to keep it minimal. Maybe people are willing to donate some of their time in doing this. It is a great experience what I'm doing with Lucy and I feel this experience will also help a Veteran.  Please forward this website misslucy.org to any returning combat Veteran. They may know a Veteran that could use the help.
Updates:
 I had a meeting with a VA project manger, and he seemed very interested.

Save a dog and help a Veteran.
For more information, please contact me at:
Joe DeJong
joe_dejong@hotmail.com
 845 787 3960 Cell



Links
Therapy Dog Organizations
http://www.akc.org/akctherapydog/organizations.cfm