Meet Our Therapy Dogs
Callie is an English Springer Spaniel, and she started training slightly later (when she was 1yrs old) and worked at Les Voies as the very first school therapy dog here in Guernsey.
Her confidence and calm nature helps her thrive as a school therapy dog. She loves the children and working (especially because she gets to spend all day with her owner).
Callie has had 2 litters of pups - Haze and Cyan have become wonderful therapy dogs too.
Nacho is a tri-coloured long haired Chihuahua, she might be small but she has a big personality.
This little Chihuahua loves visiting the nursing homes and will happily sit on all the residents laps and have lots of fuss and cuddles (and the occasional biscuit crumb or two!) The homes all ask after her so we wouldn't like to visit without her, there would be some very sad people - staff as well as residents.
Lucy is a tri coloured, Cavalier King Charles. She is a very happy, loving and loyal companion who has been a great support to her owner and family over the years.
She enjoys nothing more than being with you wherever you go even to the bathroom. Lucy has been going to training classes since she was a puppy and very much enjoys learning.
Her favourite place to be is curled up on a lap asleep. She is currently training to be a visiting dog and loves getting attention and fuss almost as much as she loves treats (Almost!).
Haze is an English Springer Spaniel, who has followed in her mum (Callie’s) foot steps and had worked at les Voies school as a school therapy dog.
Her training has gone well and she knows her job, she loved comforting the students and will seek out the students who need her. In class she helps keep the students focused, calm and quiet - helping create the best kind of learning environment which encourages learning.
In her down time she loves playing ball and going for runs on the headlands.
Rizzo is a Sprocker who is the daughter of Ryka and granddaughter of Echo who all live together in the pack. She loves meeting new people at schools and nursing homes and has had 1 litter of pups - her daughter Mavis is also part of the PFS family.
Rizzo loves playing around with the rest of the dogs at home and cuddling up with her owners at the end of the day.
Cyan is an English Springer Spaniel who is Callie's daughter and Haze's sister.
She has been to training since a young pup and loves learning new tricks and commands. Cyan has matured into a loving companion who can always be found by her owners side.
In her down time Cyan loves going for a run, meeting new dogs and carrying objects around the house, especially her teddy or the odd tea towel, and at the end of the day curling up for a cuddle.
Deek is special young pup is the daughter to Paws For Support’s Haze and granddaughter to Callie. She has started her basic training and is proving to be a quick learner who is eager to please - with her name, sit, down, spin and come all nearly mastered. This pup was born the only girl in her litter and had no problem holding her own with all her brothers.
Deek has a very independent spirit, she loves to explore and especially likes to climb up high so she can see what is going on – she doesn’t want to miss a thing but first and foremost she is a much loved part of the Sarre pack, living with 7 other dogs.
At 12 weeks she loves using her nose and chewing up sticks but has recently found a new desire to Dig! We are working on her learning that she can do this on the beaches and headlands (in the sand) but not in the garden.
Rocco is a Long haired tri chihuahua, he is working as a therapy dog and part of Safer (a domestic abuse charity). He brightens up the refuge on a daily basis to both staff and residents.
Rocco knows his job and loves comforting children/ young people who are often talking about distressing domestic violence incidents. Stroking Rocco helps them deal with the trauma and releases endorphins. He is also allowed into police interview rooms.
Rocco is often found burying his treats in the garden or in his bed at the refuge as well as at home. Rocco loves his cuddles of an evening with his family.
Beau is a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
He is training to be an assistant dog to help his owner in everyday situations, but most importantly he is a family pet and best friend.
He is great with children and other dogs but still gets a bit excited especially if there is a pigeon in sight , he has a favorite teddy who goes most places with him, even at bedtime.
Evie is a very loveable cockapoo who was rehomed when she was just under a year old.
She has bags of energy and adores her owners other rescue dog, a lurcher called Annie. They are both super fast and enjoy chasing around fields, beaches and lying in the sunshine and playing together.
Evie is excellent with all the family including their son, who is enjoying helping with her training.
Guilbert is a French bull dog with a calm and patient nature.
He might look a bit strange or grumpy but he is an extremely gentle dog and is much loved by the pupils of St. Martin’s School where he works as a regular visitor! He has a huge fan base and children are always very keen to read him a story!
Sometimes pupils come to him for comfort when they are stressed and Guilbert has been known to make even the most frightened child feel safe and relaxed.
Guilbert has learnt many new things alongside his human students... including how to give his paw and to swim .
Cookie is a Sprocker and an individual therapy dog for her handler Harry.
Cookie was specially selected for Harry, at just 6 weeks old, due to her wonderfully brave and kind personality. Harry had missed a lot of school, due to complex medical issues including autism, but Cookie has been by his side through college and works experience.
The world is a better place for the whole family, with Cookie easing anxieties and always providing cuddles. In her spare time she enjoys long cliff walks and bouncing in long grass. Cookie is also a keen sock collector
Ryka is a Sprocker. She is a very loving dog, who loves to roll on her back and get tummy tickles. She started as a School Therapy dog but found her calling as a Visiting Therapy Dog.
She adores going into nursing homes where she can perform her tricks and get lots of fuss. Ryka is very food focused and will try very hard to work out what you want to earn one. Her favourite trick is to walk backwards but spinning and jumping into her owners arms comes a close second.
Two of Ryka's daughters Rizzo and Cookie are both part of the PFS family.
Dexter is an English Mastiff who currently weighs 98kg, which is approx 15.5 stone and are the heaviest of all dog breeds. Mastiffs normally have a short smooth coat, but Dexter has a wonderful fluffy coat so he is known as 'Fluffies'
Dexter loves to visit the beach. When he’s not playing chase he loves to paddle in the sea, no matter how cold it is. He enjoys lots of cuddles and attention and particularly likes a good belly rub. Dexter is a gentle giant and because of his size and his fluffy coat a lot of people say he looks more like a big teddy bear rather than a dog.
Kobe is a Goldendoodle. His owner brought him and two of his siblings over from Devon when he was 10 weeks old. Always learning new tricks and obedience with Island Dog Training Club and Paws For Support, and training with interactive play games with his family.
Kobe is a very active dog and loves to play ball, swim, run and play with his squeaky toys.
Betty is a working Cocker Spaniel. She finds everything and everyone hugely exciting and interesting and enjoys loves being out and about meeting people with her owner.
Betty is extremely affectionate and likes doing almost anything she can do with her family, especially running on the beach at low tide, or finding things and bringing them back.
Ebony is a Sprocker who's sister Ryka is also a therapy dog. Her owner wasn't planning on getting another dog but after seeing a photo she fell in love and the rest is history! She lives with another dog called Tilly.
Ebony has done obedience training and is extremely keen to learn anything new and does everything at 100 miles an hour! She enjoys going to regular nursing home visits and she loves to be given jobs to do even if that includes picking up articles for her owner and helping with the recycling. In her down time Ebony loves the beach and tries to get the ball before Tilly does.
Vlad is a German Shepherd Dog who joined his owner when he was 3 months old. She has been thinking of getting another dog and the opportunity came along just at the right time.
Vlad is an easy going dog who loves his food which makes training that much easier. Everyone enjoys meeting Vlad and he loves pats and getting plenty of attention.
Vlad enjoys playing with his sister Ava and generally following her around when he’s not lying on his back or stealing shoes.
Mr Darcy is a Golden Labradoodle. His owner meet him at just 10 days old and visited him around 4 times before she was able to bring him home. As a family who only had cats, the arrival of Mr Darcy was a big difference, with him growing into one large dog crossed between a polar bear and an Angus bull! He can be excitable but in fact he is a gentle giant, most of the time.He loves his freedom on the beach and in a local field, but he also enjoys his training with PFS. He loves being groomed which happens daily to avoid matting and is happy with a bath and the hair drier as long as he gets a treat afterwards.
Teddy is a black Cockapoo. Teddy turned out a lot bigger than his owner expected but she wouldn't change him! He loves meeting people and often happy to sit and be stroked by anyone that stops and say hello. Teddy even won Most Handsome dog in a fun dog show.
He loves to go for long walks with all his doggy mates and adores a muddy puddle, the muddier the better or even swim or dip in the sea if no mud available!
Toffee is a Golden Retriever who came to Guernsey when she was 8 weeks old. She has attended training classes with her owner proud to have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club Good Citizen awards.
Her calm and confident nature with people means she always has people coming over for a pat where ever she is. Toffee has a very good repertoire of tricks and continues to add to these including skateboarding. She loves water whether swimming in the sea, a pond or any puddle will do finishing off with a good roll in the sand!
Jasper is an extremely happy labrador, who still thinks he’s a puppy at heart. After attending training classes with his owner, it was apparent Jasper loves meeting people and learning things especially when he gets treats.
Jasper’s favourite things are playing with his doggy brothers and sister, swimming in the sea, and eating plenty of treats. You can never be sad when Jasper is around as he has such an infectious happy spirit that it will rub off on you.
Roxy is a Cockapoo who was rehomed when she was six months old by her owner. She is a very loving dog who enjoys walking with her friend Teddy. Roxy loves playing with her ball and having a good walk on the beach especially getting nice and wet and sandy.
Roxy has a constant companion her owners young granddaughter who loves spending time with her too.
Roxy does regular nursing home visits where she loves all the attention.
Maggie is an English Springer Spaniel who lives in Sark with her owner. She is a latecomer to therapy work but is wonderfully kind, calm, super soft, loving and friendly and has taken to it with a real flourish and flair. Maggie loves the attention and fuss that comes with listening to children read at Sark School where she is adored! Her favourite things in life are squeaky balls and tennis balls (especially when they are being thrown for her - again and again and again!!), long lazy walks and sofa cuddles not forgetting the odd muddy puddle and pheasant-chasing!!
Loki is a Flatcoated Retriever who was born in Norway and moved to Guernsey with his owner, who met him and his litter mates when he was just 3 weeks old.
Loki is a big friendly boy who loves to be involved in everything, he loves to be the centre of attention and loves to dispense Loki love in great quantity.
He is an intelligent dog who loves to learn new tricks and has enjoyed all his structured training sessions so far. He does small training sessions every day with his owner to keep his brain active and encourage him to focus on things.
Kelly is a Working English Springer Spaniel, who has a tight bond with her owner and her family members.
Kelly is a happy, friendly dog who enjoys meeting lots of new people and getting plenty of attention.
In her down time Kelly enjoys going for walks with Fleur and Missy who she lives with and swimming on the beach. If she isn't playing football and pinching the odd sock she will be found cuddling up her best mate Eleanor.
Benson is a scruffy but posh French Bassett Fauve de Bretagne, adopted by his owner when he was 18 months old. Benson has always loved being with people and so training as a visiting therapy dog is perfect for him. This makes him very adaptable too, and sometimes reluctant to return home because he’s had such a good time.Benson has begun joining his owner at Elizabeth College where Rick teaches and helping the students remain calm and relaxed.
Kito is a Pomeranian who lives with her owner in Sark.Kito used to join his owner at her Hair Salon and he liked nothing more than the frequent visits of the older clients, as he always had lots of cuddles, and the occasional treat. After suffering with depression herself the addition of Kito into her life has made such a massive difference, helping her through some tough periods, This has lead his owner to take the step of joining PFS and has been able to visit the elderly in Sark. He loves to play, enjoys his walks around the island, and is keen to learn and please.
Riley is a Springer Spaniel and is Haze’s daughter, Callie’s grand-daughter and litter sister to Stanley. Riley lives with her owner in Sark along with fellow PFS dog Maggie.
Riley is a total live wire brimming over with intelligence and brave curiosity! Everything in life is fascinating and it’s great meeting new people especially the students at Sark School and getting fussed over. She loves her short daily training sessions and thinks it’s great fun learning new tricks and annoying her adopted sister Maggie with her incessant requests to play, play, play and her love of sleeping draped all over her!! She hates daytime naps but does love a good snuggle on the sofa at the end of a busy day.
Georgie is a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Georgie didn’t come to her owner until she was 2 years old and has adapted brilliantly to living in a family environment along with a cat and another Cavalier called Lola. Georgie has discovered beach life and cannot walk along it without a quick dip in the sea in any weather! Georgie travels everywhere with her family including winter in the snowy alps, to sailing in the summer but despite all this activity her favourite position is being lazily horizontal most of the time, cuddling with anyone willing to give her a long tummy tickle!! Georgie is sweet natured and very laid back but eager to learn and just shows you can teach this old dog new tricks!
Beau is an English Springer Spaniel, who has been with his owner since he was 10 weeks old. Beau is a joy to train and is very eager to please. He’s a wonderful family member that enjoys being in busy household with 2 children and their other family dog, another English Springer Spaniel Jens. Due to his owners progressive neurological condition, Beau is really enjoying his new role as his assistance dog and does him very proud, especially when on lead and helping to pick up items on the floor.Beau loves going out for walks and he lives up to his working pedigree, and will not stand still for more than a second or two but equally enjoys a snooze on the sofa in the evenings.
Stanley is an English Springer Spaniel and is Haze’s son and Riley's sister. His name comes from St Anne and was chosen in a naming competition at St Anne’s School, where he will be based. He flew to Alderney, when he was 10 weeks old, to join his owners. He enjoys ‘helping’ and running around in the garden, likes going to the beach and is getting used to travelling in the bicycle trailer. Stanley is keen to learn; he loves his short training sessions and showing off his tricks, especially if treats are involved. He is very sociable and likes meeting people and other dogs. Stanley loves visiting the local Care Home, where he is a huge hit with staff and residents as well as going to St Annes School.
Sid is a French Bulldog cross Pug.
After spending his formative years in Guernsey, Sid now lives on Sark, and enjoys walks around there car-free roads and meeting friendly locals, tourists and fellow waggy tails alike. Sid is extremely friendly and loves playing with anyone who is game. Sid spends most of the day with his Mum, but he loves popping in to see his Dad, who is the Head Teacher at Sark School. He is guaranteed a warm and happy welcome from all the school children.
Digby is an Australian Shepherd cross Labrador, also known as an Aussiedor.
His owner got him during the 2020 lockdown when he was 10weeks old.
Digby picked up the basics very quickly and is eager to learn more.
In his downtime Digby likes being a sea dog and enjoys going out on his families boat , he loves collecting leaves , chasing the ball around the garden and also loves having lots of cuddles.
Digby loves children and is training to be a visiting dog for at his owners business, Little Angels Daycare Nursery
Chloe is a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that just loves to be loved! She lives with her owner and her family, who are very grateful that she joined them at 7 months old to help their youngest daughter with her anxiety, and they cannot believe the difference she has made. Chloe’s calm and gentle nature, and love of cuddles, makes her the perfect companion, and she doesn’t mind being fussed a lot too! Chloe is very sociable and loves walking to school to see her sisters at the end of the day.
Echo is a Springer spaniel who has a lovely calm presence and is brilliant at dealing with a variety of situations. She loves doing 1-1 visits with her owner and has helped many children, young people and adults over come their fear of dogs. She loves to please and will work for anyone with treats. Echo often works with junior handlers to build their confidence and dog training skills. She was a wonderful mother to many Sprockers including Ryka and a wonderful gran to Rizzo, and great-gran to Mavis. She loves working in the field and competing in obedience shows and is driven by her nose. Her favourite position is flipped on her back for belly rubs.
Chester is a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. His owner has done a few visits to nursing homes with him before the lockdown as he loves meeting the residents there. As well as entering successfully in Crufts, his favourite pastime is running/swimming on the beach with his brother Jack. He also loves chasing and fetching his ball, which he will do for as long as you want to throw it!
Ralphie is a Chocolate Labrador who joined his owner and her family when he was 11 weeks old when he travelled over from Southampton.
Ralphie is training to mostly assist his owner’s 5 year old son , who has special needs, and also visit and offer support to other vulnerable children and adults with complex needs around the island.
Ralphie always seems to know when you’re feeling ill or down and will be happy to comfort you by resting his head on your lap. Either that, he’ll always be there to offer as many licks as he can and try desperately to be your best pal. He adores people, swimming, biscuits, playing fetch and will always stay near so you feel reassured that he’s never too far away.
Jack is a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Jack lives with his owner and her family along with his brother Chester who is also part of the PFS family. He is a very loveable, friendly chap with a gorgeous temperament and he just he loves everyone so is a big hit in nursing homes. He loves playing ball and his favourite pastime is running/swimming on the beach with Chester.
Ebony is a very loving and gentle black Labrador. She was born under a grand piano so the name Ebony immediately came to mind by her owners.
Ebony loves going for long walks along the common and of course running after her ball which she loses frequently. She has been working hard on her training and loves learning new tricks but of course there are times when a smell or sound still distracts her so this is work in progress! Her favourite sport is swimming.
Harley is a Cavapoo. He lives a happy life with his owner and her family.
He started his training when he was a puppy and loves learning new things as well as meeting new people. Harley loves going on walks with his family as long as he can retrieve his tennis ball and is a sucker for cuddles at the end of the day.
Leo is a long hair Chihuahua. He came over to the island to live with his owner and her family just after the 2020 lockdown restrictions were lifted.
He loves playing with his brother Jasper and sister Mavis , who are both part of the PFS family, and telling them who is boss! You will always see him running around stealing socks that he can find. He loves visiting nursing homes where you will always find a Chihuahua on a residents lap.
Georgie is a fluffy, little Papillion. She is originally from Jersey but moved to Guernsey at 1.5 years old to live with her owner and her family. Her favourite activity is chasing after her most-loved toy, a pink ball. She loves to run on the beach, especially Port Soif. Georgie cannot wait to spread her small but mighty joy to everyone she comes across and aspires to get out into the community, so she can spend time meeting and cuddling lots of people.
Rodney is a Goldendoodle (golden retriever and standard poodle mix). Rodney has an older fur sister (also a golden doodle) whom he loves very much. He has a pussycat sister who he also adores but that adoration is not reciprocated!
Rodney has lots of friends he meets on walks and particularly enjoys being allowed to run around with them.
Rodney started his puppy training when he was young and loves learning new tricks.
Lola is a tri colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She lives with her owner and her family and her doggie sister Georgie, a ruby Cavalier, who is part of the PFS family.
Lola adores Georgie and without her, is initially a little shy, but always warm and friendly and loves attention. She loves all the usual doggy activities including long walks, the beach, cuddles and treats! But as a family that sails, she loves best of all being on or near the water and is brilliant on a boat where she certainly has found all four of her sea legs!
Bella is a siz year old Maltese/Shih Tzu who joined her owner from Dorset. Shehas such a quiet nature, she is usually called Lady Bella. Bella likes nothing better than to be digging with her ball on the beach with her doggy sister Cassie but she can be very stubborn when it comes to going for a walk in the rain as she wont move! Bella has already done her puppy training and is looking to continue her training with PFS and eventually attend visits to nursing homes as she loves meeting people and getting lots of fuss.
Cassie is a five year old black and white Maltese/Shih Tzu. She has such a lovely nature and is so affectionate to everyone she meets. Cassie loves nothing more than to be sitting next to or on her owners lap or chasing a ball and will go on forever. She loves sitting next to her owners grandchildren and keeping them company too.
Mavis is a 5 month old Sprocker from a special line, her gran Ryka and mum Rizzo are both PFS therapy dogs and Mavis is in training to be an assistance dog to her owner but also go into school with her owners husband. They were both lucky to watch Mavis bring born which was a special moment. Mavis loves doing things and is very eager to please. She loves playing with dog brothers Jasper, Walt and fellow PFS therapy dog Leo and has the classic 'lying on the back for belly rubs' like her gran and mum. Mavis loves to be anywhere with her owner and has become a keen gardener but helps with the weeding even if its the plants to keep.