Update 4-3-2013: Therapy Dog Lottie Dog is nominated for the American Humane Association’s 2013 Hero Dog Awards. We at Deaf Dogs Rock want to congratulate Patricia Belt and her dog Lottie Dot and wish them good luck. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if a deaf dog won a Hero Dog Award? Voting Starts May 11, 2013. Here is a link to Lottie Dot’s page: http://www.herodogawards.org/contestants/?nominee=98465145
Written by: Patricia Belt – Therapy Dog Lottie Dot
Lottie Dot, Spotters Sparkled Promise, earned her CGC in 2005 at 6 months old and became a registered therapy dog and Reading Education Assistance Dog in 2006.
Lottie Dot received the AKC’s new Therapy Dog title this year with over 700 hours of therapy work and just celebrated 5 years working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She visits hospitals, a prison for women, schools and does Fire Safety and Dog Bite Prevention Programs. She is one of a kind.
The goal of TN Safely Spotters is to introduce you into the world of deaf therapy dogs. The Spotters travel all over the Mid South area with their owner, trainer and handler, Patricia Belt, teaching children about Fire Safety and Dog Bite Prevention for example, how to stop, drop and roll, and how to safely approach and pet a dog.
They visit schools, libraries, hospitals, Fire Stations, camps, and special events sharing smiles and joy to all. These dogs are registered Therapy Dogs, R. E. A. D. ® dogs AND they do lots of tricks making learning fun.
These special Dalmatians hear with their heart and not their ears.
Come enter the world of deaf, working Therapy Dogs. It’s a sight to see!
To check out TN Spotter’s, Inc homepage click here.