Dr. Laird Goodman attends Pet Partners board meeting in Lakewood, Colorado

Dr Goodman at Pet Partners board meeting with Tam and her canine partner, Dare.

Dr. Laird Goodman attends Pet Partners board meeting in Lakewood, Colorado

Dr. Laird Goodman of Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital in Beaverton, Oregon, just returned from The Pet Partners board meeting in Lakewood, Colorado.

Dr. Goodman at Pet Partners board meeting with Tam and her canine partner, Dare. Dare is a double amputee Sheltie. What makes him unique besides his spunky, “can do” attitude, is that the two legs were amputated on the on the same side of his body. This would normally be extremely difficult to get around but Dare makes it look easy! Dare is unaware and uncomplaining of his disability and along with Tami have become a Pet Partner therapy team extraordinaire with Denver Pet Partners. Tami and Dare visit Amputee Support Services. He is definitely an inspiration for those with disabilities and gives hope and motivation in showing them that “Yes! You can do it!” – just like Dare!

Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is the leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interactions to improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve. We provide ‘gold standard’ therapy animal curriculum and training and inspire people to volunteer with their pets in their local communities. We currently have over 10,000 Pet Partner teams around the country. Dr. Goodman has been a strong supporter and board member of Pet Partners for 6 years.

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