Kerith The Golden Retriever

Kerith in the News!


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March 13, 2023

Fundraising Alert!

First Responder Therapy Dogs is celebrating reaching 100 First Responder Therapy Dogs teams serving first responders in 23 states. To celebrate this milestone, we’re hosting a T-shirt fundraiser. All funds go towards helping us reach even more first responders. T-Shirts for Reaching 100 Therapy Dog Teams.

Please help us reach our goal of selling (at least) 100 T-shirts, representing our first 100 teams.

Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirts
  • YXS – XXXXL – Navy Blue – $30 each

With every added therapy dog team, our ability to reach more and more first responders grows. Therapy dogs and their handlers make a big difference in the lives of our first responders as they bring a calming influence to the mental health challenges they face. This opportunity has 12 days left and ends on March 25, 2023! Do wait! Click the link to get your t-shirt today!

February 2023 – A New Book! Take a Look!

No Matter the Forecast, Our Paws are Ready: Therapy Dogs Helping First Responders by Tracy Ryan

by Tracy Ryan (Author), First Responder Therapy Dogs INC (Photographer), Heidi Carman(Contributor), Katie Malueg (Contributor), Anne Zarraonandia (Contributor)

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Therapy Dogs and the support they offer to the world of first responders are creatively depicted in this children’s book. No matter the weather, First Responder Therapy Dogs spread sunshine to these brave heroes. Filled with beautiful moments captured by photographs, this book shares the connection and support between therapy dogs and first responders across the nation.

First Responder Therapy Dogs began in 2020 in San Rafael, CA. We lead the way in addressing mental health needs by providing emotional support to first responders using therapy dogs. Research shows that therapy dog services positively impact this population’s mental health issues.

First Responder Therapy Dogs has dozens of teams serving first responders in many states all over the USA.


September 19, 2020

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Watch The Kelly Clarkson Show 9/22/00! It’s a surprise.


September 18, 2020

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Blog Post from Michelle at Pooch Parenting

Preparing My Dog to Become a Therapy Dog


September 16, 2020


Kerith The Golden Retriever

My Heart Now Belongs to This Golden Retriever Who’s Comforting California Firefighters

by Victoria Messina


September 13, 2020

A New Book About Kerith!

Announcing the release of Kerith the Golden Retriever from Cowboy Luke Publishing!

In paperback and Kindle formats available today on Amazon! Perfect for children of all ages.

It includes wonderful photographs of Kerith by Heidi Carman.

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September 1, 2020


Nightly News: Kids Edition (September 1, 2020) | NBC Nightly News

You Tube: Golden Retriever Therapy Dog Offers Hugs to California Firefighters Battling Wildfires.

Therapy Dog Provides Comfort To First Responders Battling California Wildfires ByAnastasia Arellano Question of the Day

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Meet Kerith, the 2-year-old golden retriever who comforts firefighters in California by David Blank, CNN

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August 28, 2020

Good Morning America (GMA)

“Kerith” Good Morning America Pet of the Week – 8-28-20


One response to “Kerith in the News!”

  1. Anne Z Avatar

    Wonderful stories!

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