Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause team visited Suffern High School to bring stress relief and educate students about the impact dogs can have on people's emotional well-being.
We had a wonderful day with Veterans and their families! The Hudson Valley Renegades played the Brookyn Cyclones and had a 6-4 win! They hosted the Veteran Appreciation Day. There was fun, food and lots of festivities at the ball park! Our fabulous teams included: Bud and Jake, Kathy and Ivy Grace, Di and Sweet […]
It was a wonderful day spent with Battalion 668 on Saturday July 17. It is such an honor to meet active duty soldiers and be able to say, “thank you for your service”. We never know where they have been and how many times they have been deployed. Many have spent time in Iraq and/or […]
Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause is offering virtual therapy dog visits. Although many facilities are not yet ready for in-person visits, this is the next best thing.
Congratulations to Karen Profena and her dog Sophie! They were featured in the Montefiore Hospital Magazine called “Health Works”! Karen has been visiting Montefiore/Nyack Hospital in Rockland County, NY since 2007. First with her dog Hailey, and now with Sophie. Their visits are unique. Karen has trained Sophie to do tricks. She will do tricks […]
Although our visiting has been severely restricted because of the COVID pandemic, we are doing our best to continue our work through virtual visits and in person visits following CDC guidelines. Examples are recent visits at Dominican College in Blauvelt and with the National Guard. It’s been a difficult year for HVPaws as it has […]
HV Paws is very excited to partner with Pace University’s program, Parenting, Prison & Pups (PPP)! This program, the only program of its kind, is an evidence-based parenting program provided to female jail-based prisoners, the most underserved of all corrections populations, to help them reinvest in their relationships with their children. PPP involves a multi-year research […]
Hello everyone. As this is the summer of 2020, many of us are still staying at home or going out on a limited basis to keep ourselves, our families and communities safe from Covid-19. Our therapy dog teams are also staying at home with their humans and all are missing the therapy work they are […]
As everyone knows, nothing can compare to a sloppy kiss, a soft scratch behind the ear or a hug with that extra special therapy dog. But because of social distancing and the impact of COVID19, we have had to become creative to allow our special pups visit with the people who mean so much to […]
In this unusual time that we are all experiencing, our HVPaws teams are finding creative ways to connect with our community Here is a video that we hope you will enjoy! HV Paws Stays in Touch During Quarantine
February 13, 2020 Each month Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause Therapy Dog Teams are invited to West Point Military Academy to give some stress relief to the Cadets. Whether it’s before exams, reports due, or the grey winter skyscape, our dog teams are always a welcome break from their day. February is, “#beat the […]
Many young readers are reluctant to read out loud, uncomfortable that they may make a mistake. So many libraries have instituted therapy dog reading programs because children are more comfortable reading to a dog than to a person. Dogs are not judgmental and are friendly and fuzzy, thus reducing the anxiety levels of children. Research has […]
More than 10 of our Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause Therapy Dog Teams were at Pearl River High School today to give support and comfort to the over 700 students who came by for lots of furry hugs and “pawsomeness !” It was an amazing event and quite heartwarming to witness how all our […]
Written by Written by Kristina Cottrell-Walsh Soldier and Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) 99th Readiness Division As a Volunteer for a Family Readiness group for the United States Army Reserves for nearly 18 years, I regularly met with and assisted Army Reserve Families and tried to help them with issues that arise from being a […]
Recently Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause therapy team of Robert Reeg and Hunter were invited to participate in the “Inaugural Animals of War and Peace Medal of Bravery” ceremony which was held in the Capitol. Robert was invited by Linda Blick, Tails of Hope foundation see https://www.tailsofhopefoundation.org/ . Robert and Hunter assist Tails of […]