Twenty-two Bright Spot Therapy Dogs and their handlers gathered at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Hadley last Saturday for our 2nd annual FUN DAY WITH DOGS.
It was a terrific event designed to educate people about the meaningful work therapy dogs do, showcasing a variety of dog breeds and mixed-breeds – some seldom seen, and introduce people to fun activities they can do with their own dogs, like agility and tricks, specialized therapy dog work like Hope Crisis Response, and Reading Buddies.
Shoppers walking through the entrance of Barnes & Noble first stopped at our Bright Spot information booth where they were handed a list of the FUN DAY WITH DOGS activities happening throughout the store.
Many shoppers hung out for several hours spending time meeting each of the therapy dogs working at the event. Some shoppers left for awhile and came back for more…
Who could resist spending time with little Peanut?
Or our tiniest pup Jeanne with her over-sized ears?
And, gentle Kaezli, the biggest girl at the event.
There was something for every age group. For those interested in getting their dog certified as a therapy dog, they had the opportunity to talk with volunteers at our information booth who explained the steps one goes through to become a certified Bright Spot Team.
Many interested folks said they were going home to sign up for our last Therapy Dog Training Class of 2016 running December 4 and 11. For more information about certification and signing up for this class, or an upcoming class in 2017, visit our website.
Check out more photos from our FUN DAY WITH DOGS on our Bright Spot Therapy Dogs Facebook page.