Java Fun Pup is a 9-year-old pound puppy; rescued at 3 months old and rocking it ever since. According to her doggie DNA test, she's believed to be a mix of Chihuahua, Miniature Poodle and other awesomeness. Java has attended work with her human therapist, Kristie Boggs, for the past 5 years, providing a unique element to the therapeutic process. Kristie serves as Java's emotional support human, only detaching from her side to scavenge for human food and search for a good belly rub.
Java loves cheering on the LSU Tigers, Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, kayaking and knowing she's special. She strongly dislikes her low fat, bland diet, being referred to as a dog (shhhh, she doesn't know!), and when her human vacations without her. She also struggles with stealing licks of Frappachinos and digging in the trash, even though it's frowned upon in her privileged lifestyle. However, she's thankful her coworkers are all therapists with whom she can make the daily rounds to discuss these issues. Java loves her clients and enjoys listening from the comforts of her office bed. Her personal motto for all her clients to, "Live Like Java."
Hallie Boo is a five-year-old, fun loving and energetic Chi-Weenie (Chihuahua and Weenie dog mix). Hallie was adopted as a puppy and now enjoys chasing birds and snuggling under blankets in her free time. She also loves belly rubs, tennis balls, and sleeping.
Hallie loves making new human friends. She only weighs 6lbs so the intimidation factor is not really an issue for most. Hallie deals with some separation anxiety but she is working through those issues. She now serves at Dallas CTC as an emotional support animal and loves helping clients feel more comfortable in the office setting.
Toby is a two year old Yorkshire Terrier. He was found scared and roaming the streets after obviously escaping from his owner's home. When he was first picked up, he was so scared and wouldn't let anyone touch him without trying to bite them. Once he realized the humans were not trying to hurt him, but help him, he stopped being so defensive. The family who originally found him tried very hard to find his owners but no one ever claimed him so he came to be a part of the DCTC team. Toby is a handful and still very much a puppy at heart. He lives in his own world and isn't concerned with what other people think of him. We could all stand to be a little more like Toby.