Our Therapy Dogs

We are a dog-friendly clinic. If you are not comfortable around dogs or have dog allergies, please let us know in advance so we can treat you in a dog-free room. If your dog is potty trained and well socialized with other dogs and people, you are welcome to bring him/her to your appointment.

ZiggyZiggy is a young pup, rescued from Louisiana through the local agency, AARF. He is a pointer/hound mix and thrives on greeting people with his goofy grin and exuberant spirit.  He loves to play at any moment, and looks forward to meeting other dogs or humans any minute of the day.

Goose was a craigslist puppy who came home with his mom even though she swore she was “just going to look”. Two years later he has never left her side! Goose is a goofy Golden Retriever who got his name for being the silly goose he is. When not wrestling with Ziggy in the gym or sleeping under the front desk, you can find him playing fetch like his life depends on it and trying to swim every chance he gets.

Beefcake is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier and Basset Hound mix who likes to live a life of leisure. His hobbies include walks in the woods, squirrel watching, rolling in lush grass, and taking a good old fashioned afternoon snooze. Beefy enjoys meeting new people, but especially loves getting scratches in just the right place from old friends.

Goose is a  rescue Border Collie mix and a big ball of energy and excitement for any and everybody. While he is still learning the ropes for the job of a therapy dog, he loves coming to the clinic to share his love for all humans and dog friends alike, especially ones who share tasty snacks!


In memory of Stride’s first therapy dog:
Picasso is a senior border collie mix (a.k.a. urban black and white). He loves to roll on carpet and receive daily belly massages. In his younger days, he could run up to 35 MPH after seagulls on the beach. He’s easy to be around, and is gentle with all. Picasso’s job is to lower peoples blood pressure and make them smile.