Teddy is an American Staffordshire Terrier who is about 8 years old. He was adopted by Susan and Harry Parker. His family first met Teddy in February 2015, when a shelter volunteer, at Smithfield Animal Shelter, brought him to Dynamic Dog Training's shelter dog enrichment classes. It was at that time they realized he had a special talent.
They liked what they saw in him so much, they officially adopted him in April, 2015. It is no easy task to transform a dog that has been at a shelter for a year and a half into a therapy dog. Susan & Harry worked very hard training Teddy and couldn't be more proud of him. Teddy is the voice of shelter dogs and was the very first dog in RI to be a Certified Pet Therapy Dog for T.F. Green Airport. He is the mascot of PVD Pups.
Teddy also does pet therapy at adult day care centers, nursing homes and multiple schools. He also does a children's reading program at Barnes & Noble book store and he is the pet therapy dog for the RI Department of Corrections and makes routine visits to Kent Hospital and Butler Hospital. Teddy loves marching in parades, he adores people of all ages, loves to eat cheese, going for car rides, and playing brain games.
Teddy has proudly earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen Title, His AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen title, his AKC Community Canine Title, his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D from the My Dog Has Class program and his Novice Trick Dog Title from Do More With Your Dog. Teddy is currently working on earning his Novice Stunt Dog Title. He is utilized as the demo dog for all new students paving the path for them.