Richie, the youngest from the therapy group, was born in a parking lot, right on a movie set. Alone and sad, surrounded by boxes and with his neck stuck in plastic, Richie’s (or Richard for when he will be old) only chance was that his cries were heard and he was taken to the vet. He was so small that he still had his umbilical cord attached; only two days old. After that, he was cared for and fed from hour to hour by his new owner, just like his mother would have done. He survived his first weeks and after he started to walk, the training began.
Now, after one year, he continues to learn, alongside the kids and elderly which he visits regularly. He is ready to have fun and educate people about his lucky story and all the things that stray dogs can do.
Our therapy dog Mulan was found on a country road near Bucarest. She got rescued just before being run over by a lorry. Adopted and raised by a vet, she soon recovered her ordeal and was named Mulan – after the Chinese girl from the Walt Disney story.
Mulan has been part of our therapy team since 2012. She is a calm and intelligent dog. Mulan works with Ema, together they visit homes of elderly and disabled.
Ema works since February 2008 as therapy- and rescue dog for the DFP team.
Mihaela and Tuca
Suffering from a neurologically damaging disease, sometime in her past, nobody ever gave Tuca a chance. We met her in an overpopulated shelter and decided to give her a chance. Her good nature and steady drive proved excellent, as she is one of the dogs that do both therapy and SaR. She worked with Ema, than Vlad and now with Mihaela.