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."
Indy is named for the ever adventurous Indiana Jones. And like him, she is always on the go, loves exploring, and discovering new things. She was born in October 2016, therefore she is all puppy! Nobody is a stranger, and her absolute favorite thing is greeting people. And other dogs. And any animal. Sometimes the occasional bike rider. Not a mean bone in her body, but we are strongly working on understanding the word boundaries and how not everybody is a dog lover (truly a bizarre concept for her!).
If you come by our Rockwall office, you will often find clients asking to step in her room and pet her (or trying to take her home). Zero stranger danger - another thing she's working on. But she has mastered knowing that the office means she needs to be calm. So after a minute or two of excited hellos, she can often be found chewing on a toy, asking to be brushed (such a diva) or sleeping. She is wonderfully lazy for a puppy.
And for those of you with allergies, she completely understands, but still wants you to play with her! She's a Goldendoodle, meaning she does not shed and is hypoallergenic. So far all of her friends with pet allergies have done well around her. So whether you prefer talking directly to the therapist or prefer talking to her, we would love to help.
Peyton is 1.5 years old and is named after the great Peyton Manning. Peyton Is a huge Broncos fan, just like her mom. She is a service dog in-training (emphasis on the "in-training" part). Peyton was rescued by the Frisco Humane Society when she was just a puppy. Her name was officially changed when her owners and adopted sister, Tuna, took her home in October 2016. For a long time Peyton's owners though she was part coyote and therefore nicknamed her Peyote. However, she is actually a Belgian Malinois, as informed by her K9 trainer. We still like to call her Peyote for fun!
Peyton absolutely loves to play with her Kong toy! The Kong rules all! Anywhere she goes she takes the Kong in her mouth and expects everyone to stop what they are doing to throw it! Peyton also loves play fighting with her big sister, Tuna. She loves a good belly rub and nibbling on hands (we are working on that). Her owner tells her often that "nobody comes to therapy to have their hands chewed on." Although Peyton is still a puppy and has some silly quirks to work through, she is trying to become the best therapy/service dog she can!