Promoting literacy in schools, soothing fears in the courthouse, comforting pediatric patients, medically fragile children, cognitively and physically challenged children, and teens struggling with anxiety, stress and grief.

Meet Our Dogs

The overwhelming success of the Roxy Therapy Dogs programs would not be possible without all of our amazing dogs, both past and present!


Present Therapy Dogs

 


Anya

Anya

Breed: English Cream Golden Retriever

Birthday: 06/09/2012

RTD Anniversary: 02/16/2015

Programs: Literacy for All; Community Outreach

Visits: Gayman Elementary School; Speaking Engagements & Presentations

“My favorite time of the week is going to school, seeing the kids and listening to them read to me!”

 


April

April

Breed: Smooth Fox Terrier

Birthday: 01/04/2008

RTD Anniversary: 09/2011

Programs: Literacy for All; Support & Comfort

Visits: Linden Elementary School; Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

“The best thing about RRTD is hearing stories about puppies and kitties read by children.”

 


Athena

Athena

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 04/28/2009

RTD Anniversary: 2014

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Titus Elementary School

As we enter our classroom, she loves to say in her inside voice “Hello all my friends! I have missed you so much since our last visit. Come let’s sit, cuddle and read to me. I love you!”

 


Bauer

Bauer

Breed: Newfoundland

Birthday: 06/09/2012

RTD Anniversary: 02/16/2015

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

“My favorite time of the week is going to school, seeing the kids and listening to them read to me!”

 


Bentley

Bentley

Breed: Miniature Golden Doodle

Birthday: 07/06/2012

RTD Anniversary: 12/2014

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Support & Comfort

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse; Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit; Central Bucks High School West

“Have you found joy today? Have you given joy today?

 


Boomer

Boomer

Breed: Yellow Lab

Birthday: 06/11/2009

RTD Anniversary: 03/2014

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary School

“I love getting to visit the children since my brothers are all away at college. When the kids read to me and pet me, it’s so soothing that I almost fall asleep! I love it when they show me the pictures and when they choose books about animals just for me.”

 


Brogan

Brogan

Breed: Glen of Imaal Terrier

Birthday: 03/10

RTD Anniversary: 03/10

Programs: Literacy for All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Mill Creek Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Bud

Bud

Breed: Greyhound

Birthday: 05/01/2005

RTD Anniversary: 04/2008

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Support & Comfort; Community Outreach

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse; Gayman Elementary School; Central Bucks High School West; Speaking Engagements & Presentations

“I love to see the kids smile when I get to school and I love knowing that my being there makes them feel better. I also love all of the attention and the hugs too!”

 


Buddy

Buddy D.

Breed: Beagle/Basset Mix

Birthday: 11/2012

RTD Anniversary: 01/2015

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Cold Spring, Butler and Doyle Elementary Schools

“When my vest gets put on, I get really excited because I know I’m going to see my kids. I love having all the kids greet me when I get to the classroom, and I especially love getting pets and hugs while they read to me. My tail wags all the time when I’m at school.”

 


Buddy H.

Buddy H.

Breed: Shih Tzu

Birthday: 01/04/2008

RTD Anniversary: 09/2011

Programs: Support & Comfort; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit; Bucks County Courthouse

“I Love to go with mommy and visit the children!”

 


Bullet

Bullet

Breed: Whippet

Birthday: 04/10/2007

RTD Anniversary: 06/2010

Programs: Literacy for All; Support & Comfort

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary School; Groveland Elementary School; Central Bucks High School West

“I like being a Roxy Reading Therapy Dog because I love to smell children and give them kisses on the lips!  People are always so happy to see me and that makes me happy! I also sleep so peacefully when they read to me.”

 


Callie

Callie

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 02/08/1998

RTD Anniversary: 03/2012

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“‏I love going to school and snuggling with my head in the laps of the boys and girls reading to me. I especially like the books about dogs and balls.”

 


Chloe H.

Chloe

Breed: Yellow Lab

Birthday: 03/26/2011

RTD Anniversary: 09/2012

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Linden Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“I love being a Roxy Reading Therapy Dog because I and my waggity tail make everyone happy, including myself!”

 


Claire

Claire

Breed: Löwchen

Birthday: 05/29/2006

RTD Anniversary: 01/2010

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Gayman Elementary School

“I love all the boys and girls in my class and all their wonderful stories as I sit or snuggle or lay upside down.”

 


Cody

Cody

Breed: Cockapoo

Birthday: 01/21

RTD Anniversary: 01/14

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Buckingham Elementary

 


Cody

Cody

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 12/11

RTD Anniversary: 03/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs, Community Outreach

Visits: Gayman Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Della

Della

Breed: Lab/Vizsla Mix

Birthday: 04/21

RTD Anniversary: 05/16

Programs: Literacy For All

Visits: Butler Elementary School

 


Dudley

Dudley

Breed: Yellow Lab

Birthday: 09/01

RTD Anniversary: 05/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Emma

Emma

Breed: Mixed Setter

Birthday: 01/29

RTD Anniversary: 02/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Jamison Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Finnegan

Finnegan

Breed: Australian Labradoodle

Birthday: 05/04/2010

RTD Anniversary: 09/2013

Programs: Literacy for All; Doylestown Health

Visits: Linden Elementary School, Doylestown Hospital

“It makes me so happy to see “my” kids, I wish Mom would just pack me a lunch and send me to school every day!”

 


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Fiona

Breed: West Highland Terrier

Birthday: 09/09/2008

RTD Anniversary: 01/2014

Programs: Support & Comfort; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Doylestown Hospital; Bucks County Courthouse

“The best part of being of Roxy Reading Therapy Dog is that I get to bring lots of people joy. Some people have cried because they were so glad that I came to visit them and say to me “that’s just what I needed.” They missed their pets that were at home all the while giving me lots of attention, which is the second best part of being a RRTD.”

 


Freya

Freya

Breed: Yellow Lab

Birthday: 02/26/2008

RTD Anniversary: 09/2015

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Cold Spring, Titus, Warwick and Groveland Elementary Schools

“I love being a Roxy Reading Therapy Dog for the following reasons: treats at the office during sign in, funny stories the students read to me and getting my head and ears scratched during reading time.”

 


Grace

Grace

Breed: Löwchen

Birthday: 04/27/2002

RTD Anniversary: 01/2006 — Founding Member

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

“I love our morning visits meeting all the children and getting lots of hugs and pats and even get my tail braided sometimes.”

 


Gracie

Gracie

Breed: Yellow Lab

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Butler Elementary School; Jamison Elementary School

“What I like most about being a RRTD is the laughs and giggles from the kids when I give them my very special doggy kisses and the great stories they read to me that make me sleepy.”

 


Gracie

Gracie

Breed: Jack Russell/Shih Tzu

Birthday: 07/01

RTD Anniversary: 07/16

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Linden Elementary School

 


Gus

Gus

Breed: Labrador/Golden Retriever

Birthday: 09/06/2014

RTD Anniversary: 09/2015

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

“I LOVE being a RRTD! You see, I love people, especially children, and meeting new people always makes me happy. When I get happy my tail starts to wag, and that makes my whole back end wag, and pretty soon my whole body is wagging. That always makes people smile and laugh, which makes me even happier and more waggity. Making children and their grown-ups happy is what I love to do most.”

 


Gus

Gus

Breed: Pug

Birthday: 04/22

RTD Anniversary: 01/14

Programs: Literacy For All

Visits: Gayman Elementary

 


Hallie

Hallie

Breed: Leonberger

Birthday: 08/23

RTD Anniversary: 09/13

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Holly

Holly

Breed: Black Lab

Birthday: 10/17

RTD Anniversary: 05/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs, Community Outreach

Visits: Buckingham Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


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Hope

Breed: Collie Mix

Birthday: 10/04/2008

RTD Anniversary: 10/2013

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Jamison Elementary School; Titus Elementary School

“I like doing tricks for the kids.”

 


Irina

Irina

Breed:

Birthday: 10/26

RTD Anniversary: 05/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs, Doylestown Hospital Pediatrics

Visits: Groveland Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown Hospital

 


Ivy

Ivy

Breed: Long Haired German Shepherd

Birthday: 05/06/2012

RTD Anniversary: 09/2013

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dog Program

Visits: Butler Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“I love visiting classes with Roxy Reading because the kids love picking books about things they think I will like. Sometimes I get to hear stories about other dogs, cats or even snow cause the kids know I love snow!”

 


Jackson

Jackson

Breed: Standard Poodle

Birthday: 08/11

RTD Anniversary: 03/16

Programs: Support and Comfort

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

 


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Jasper

Breed: Lab Mix

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Jamison Elementary School; Bridge Valley Elementary School

“I love putting my head in children’s laps while listening to them read.”

 


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Jazmin

Breed: Lab Mix

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Jamison Elementary School; Bridge Valley Elementary School

“I’m happy for all the attention I get.”

 


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Jingles

Breed: Pyrenees Mix

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary: 10/16

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Juma

Breed: Labradoodle

Birthday: 04/19/2008

RTD Anniversary: 02/2015

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Literacy for All, Support and Comfort

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse; Groveland Elementary School, Doylestown Hospital Pediatrics Unit

“I love being a Roxy Reading Therapy Dog and I love getting to see all of my kids at school.”

 


Kylie

Breed: Leonberger

Birthday: 09/23

RTD Anniversary: 09/13

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bridge Valley Elementary School, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Luke

Luke

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 10/08/2007

RTD Anniversary: 07/2011

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Jamison Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“Hi Everybody! My favorite part of being a Roxy Reading dog is waiting in the hall outside the office for my kids to come get me.  I get so excited when I see them and I wag and wag! Let’s go! Time to read! I know the way to the classroom and often lead the way! I love school and I love reading!”

 


Luke

Luke

Breed: Bichon Frise

Birthday: 07/18

RTD Anniversary: 08/16

Programs: Support and Comfort

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

 


Maggie Doodle

Maggie Doodle

Breed: Golden Doodle

Birthday: 08/29/2009

RTD Anniversary: 09/2012

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Support & Comfort; Community Outreach

Visits: Gayman Elementary School; Titus Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse; Delaware Valley College; Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit; and Neshaminy Manor

“I love wearing my snazzy vest and meeting new people, especially kids, at all the places I get to visit. And boy, my tail is tired from wagging when it’s time to go home!”

 


Maggie M.

Maggie M.

Breed: Miniature Poodle

Birthday: 05/30/2003

RTD Anniversary: 2008

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Pine Run Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“It’s always so much fun to get out and spend time with kids!  I love ALL the classes I go to at school! The kids read great books to me. The kids at court love it when I walk on my back legs to entertain them. They also love it when I sit in their laps and just let them pet me.”

 


Marshall

Marshall

Breed: Wheaton Terrier

Birthday: 12/24

RTD Anniversary: 02/15

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs, High School Student Support Program

Visits: Mill Creek Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse, CB West & Presentations

 


Mila

Mila

Breed: English Cream Golden Retriever

Birthday: 01/18/2013

RTD Anniversary: 03/24/2016

Programs: Literacy for All; Community Outreach

Visits: Gayman Elementary School; Speaking Engagements & Presentations

“I love to just be around people of any age and enjoy the smile they have on their face when I put my head on their lap or they pet me!”

 


Molly

Molly

Breed: Vizsla

Birthday: 10/07

RTD Anniversary: 01/2013

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Monet

Monet

Breed: Shih Tzu

Birthday: 02/01/2004

RTD Anniversary: 08/2010

Programs: Literacy for All; Support & Comfort

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary School; Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

“I love seeing the students waiting outside the office for me on Monday mornings. As soon as they see me they begin to jump up and down and shout “Mo, Mo”. What a wonderful way to start my week!”

 


Nelly

Nelly

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Birthday: 03/18/2008

RTD Anniversary: 08/2010

Programs: Literacy for All; Support & Comfort: High School Student Support

Visits: Bridge Valley Elementary School; Central Bucks High School West

“The humans who had me when I was a puppy never paid any attention to me, so I am making up for it now! My favorite thing is meeting new friends and I can never have enough of them. I love all of the kids and grown-ups I have met through Roxy Reading and I am always VERY excited to visit them!”

 


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Oliver

Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Jamison Elementary School; Bridge Valley Elementary School

“I love going out with my mom to see the children.”

 


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Roxy — Yes, THE Roxy!

Breed: Boykin Spaniel

Birthday: 09/25/2003

RTD Anniversary: 2005

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Community Outreach

Visits: Gayman Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse; Speaking Engagements & Presentations with my mom, who is the Founder of Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs

“I like the places I visit with Roxy Reading because no matter how young or old, how happy or how sad a person is, they ALWAYS smile and pet me when I show up. I am very proud that I deliver joy to humans, and that the kids at Gayman named the program after me, me, me!”

 


Samantha

Samantha

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Birthday: 04/05

RTD Anniversary: 07/16

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Sampson

Sampson

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 09/20

RTD Anniversary: 08/16

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Scarlett

Scarlett

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 05/02/2013

RTD Anniversary: 09/2016

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Linden Elementary School, Kutz Elementary School

 


Scooter

Scooter

Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Birthday: 08/31/2008

RTD Anniversary: 06/2015

Programs: Support & Comfort

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

“What’s better than being loved and snuggled by adorable children?”

 


Scruffy

Scruffy

Breed: Mini Schnauzer

Birthday: 04/01

RTD Anniversary: 11/15

Programs: Literacy for All, Support & Comfort

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

 


Shae

Shae

Breed: Goldendoodle

Birthday: 03/15

RTD Anniversary: 07/16

Programs: Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Bucks County Courthouse

 


Star

Star

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 09/15

RTD Anniversary: 12/16

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Groveland Elementary School

 


Tank

Tank

Breed: Great Dane

Birthday: 03/31

RTD Anniversary: 08/16

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Cold Spring Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Teddy

Teddy

Breed: English Cream Golden Retriever

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs; Support & Comfort

Visits: Butler Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse; Pedia Manor

“Some of the reasons I like to volunteer or as I like to say go to work are; I love the attention everyone gives me!  I also love to see everyone’s smiling face! I hope to continue to make people smile for a long time!”

 


Teddy

Teddy

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 02/20

RTD Anniversary: 04/10

Programs: Literacy For All, Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Buckingham Elementary, Bucks County Courthouse

 


Tess

Tess

Breed: Clumber Spaniel

Birthday: 05/14

RTD Anniversary: 09/15

Programs: Support and Comfort

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

 


Theo

Breed: Leonberger

Birthday:

RTD Anniversary:

Programs: Support and Comfort, Literacy For All

Visits: Doylestown Hospital Pediatric Unit

 


Titan

Titan

Breed: Rottweiler Mix

Birthday: 09/24/2006

RTD Anniversary: 06/2012

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Pine Run Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“Every day that I get to go on a therapy dog visit a Great day! I Love to visit the children and make them smile!”

 


Tucker

Tucker

Breed: Golden Retriever

Birthday: 01/08/2014

RTD Anniversary: 09/2015

Programs: Literacy for All; Support & Comfort

Visits: Buckingham Elementary School; Linden Elementary School; Central Bucks High School West

“I have the best job in the world; I visit children and listen to their stories. They read to me and snuggle, it is so relaxing that sometimes I fall asleep, I hope I don’t snore!”

 


Wren

Wren

Breed: Glen of Imaal Terrier

Birthday: 06/02

RTD Anniversary: 03/10

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Pine Run Elementary School; Bucks County Courthous
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Zeva

Zeva

Breed: German Shepherd

Birthday: 12/21/2013

RTD Anniversary: 019/2015

Programs: Literacy for All; Courthouse Therapy Dogs

Visits: Gayman Elementary School; Linden Elementary School; Bucks County Courthouse

“The favorite time of my day is when I visit my kids.”

 


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Zoe Stickel

Breed: Vizsla

Birthday: 03/30/2005

RTD Anniversary: 04/2013

Programs: Literacy for All

Visits: Gayman Elementary School

 


Retired Therapy Dogs

Annie, Brittany Spaniel

Bailey, Chocolate Labrador

Bella, Yellow Labrador

Belle, Unknown

Berni, Multi-Poo

Billy, German Shepherd

Blazer, Golden Retriever

Brady, Mixed Breed

Brinley, Unknown

Buddy, Shih Tzu

Caeli, German Shepherd

Calvin, Poodle

Candy, Mixed Breed

Carley, English Springer Spaniel

Casey, Golden Doodle

Cookie, Yellow Labrador

Cooper, Shih Tzu

Crissy, Golden Retriever

Dixie, Yellow Labrador

Gracie, Labrador Retriever

Gus, Labrador Retriever

Harley, Black Labrador

Harry, Golden Retriever

Island, Mixed Breed

Jillian, Unknown

Lexi, German Shepherd

Lola, Golden Retriever

Lucy, Golden Doodle

Lucy, Unknown

Luna, Yellow Labrador

Maddie, Bernese Mountain Dog

Maggie, Golden Retriever

Maggie, Lowchen

Marge, Mixed Breed

Millie, Mixed Breed

Mimi, Chihuahua

Mollie, Golden Moose/Labrador Mix

Nellie, Unknown

Nellie, Black Labrador

Nellie, German Shepherd

Nora, Chesapeake Bay

Pansy, Black Labrador

Petra, Akita

Pippen, Unknown

Quincy, Mixed Breed

Rex, Mini Dachshund

Ricky, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

Riley, Golden Retriever

Riptide, Golden Retriever

Rollie, Cairn Terrier

Root Beer, Cocker Spaniel Mix

Rory, Siberian Husky

Saphira, Shiba Inu

Sawyer, Bernese Mountain Dog

Shannon, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Shumba, Rhodesian Ridgeback

Sophie, Golden Retriever

Sovee, Samoyed

Sully, Golden Retriever

Tacoma, Newfoundland

Teddy, Giant Schnauzer

Tess, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

Tigger, Pit Bull Mix

Timmy, Shih Tzu

Tugger, Labrador Retriever

Viggo, German Shepherd

Wags, Labrador Retriever Mix

Walker, Chihuahua

Willow, Yellow Labrador Retriever

Zeus, Yellow Labrador Retriever

Zoe, West Highland Terrier