you are visiting our site, you are here because you are a dog-lover and
you believe in the magical connection between humans and canines. You
may have a special dog you would like to share with others. Or, you
might like to start a therapy dog program to brighten the lives of others. We welcome you to explore our Web site to learn more about Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc.
you check out the various sections of our site, imagine for a moment
what a bright spot it would be in a lonely person’s day to have a visit from a certified therapy dog.
The simple act of stroking a dog’s head can lower blood pressure and
stimulate conversation and physical activity. Imagine, too, how a child
who is struggling to learn to read in a traditional classroom
surrounded by other students can feel relaxed and unthreatened by the
comforting presence of a canine reading buddy.
We are so proud of our Bright Spot Reading Buddy Teams that participated
in the Tails to Read Program at The Kelly School in Holyoke, MA, this
school year: Wayne Desroches & Max, Cindy Williams & Holly,
Tibby Chase & Arlo, and Tonya Plumb & Lilli. You made an
incredible difference in the lives of the children you worked with all
year. Thank you, Rebecca Masters, for starting this program at Kelly
School and for creating this video to share with others.
Bright Spot Therapy Dogs Wins Florence Bank
Customers’ Choice Community Grant
Bright Spot Therapy Dogs is grateful to be a recipient of a 2015 Customers’ Choice Community Grant. The grant will be used to train and certify new therapy dog teams that will strengthen our established programs that provide wellness through the human-canine bond to people of all ages in healthcare and educational settings throughout western Massachusetts.
Thank you to ALLl who voted for Bright Spot making it possible for us to win a Customers’ Choice Community Grant again this year. Voting for 2016 began on January 1st, so it's not too early to VOTE for this year. Help us win three years in a row!
Pictured accepting the check for $1380.00 at the Florence Bank Customers’ Choice Community Grants Award Reception is Patti Tibbetts, Bright Spot Board of Director/Membership Coordinator, and Diane Gould, Senior Vice President of Florence Bank.
Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to placing well trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond. Our special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and other facilities where therapy dogs are needed.