Meet some of the newest members of our team: the two are in training to be Therapy Dogs for ZION.
Meet Dakota (belongs to Tracy Van Zee) and Martha (belongs to Laurine Price).
Martha is a standard poodle, was born on July 4th, Martha Washington is her full name, adoption date Sept. 5, 2023. We are currently in our first puppy training class and working toward basics to learn more advanced skills to pass the Good Citizen test and move forward in training to be a registered therapy dog. Her favorite things are playing ball, getting hugs and pets from anyone, and stealing whatever she can get away with, socks, towels, Kleenex (used is often most loved, yuck!) and playing with Dakota!
Dakota was born May 7, 2023. He is a mini-Australian shepherd. He started at Zion in July 2023. He is presently working toward his Canine Good Citizen certification and has completed 2 obedience classes so far. His favorite activities are tug-o-war, stealing socks, meeting new people, and visiting his coworkers.