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The latest news from Hearts of Gold

Our East Coast therapy dogs and handlers were at it again.  This time it was at Pineapple Park in Eau Gallie, the photo shoot went off smoothly even with an approaching storm!  Here are two videos of the therapy team.

Therapy Team Walking                                        Therapy Team Playing

The East Coast therapy dogs and handlers met in Gleason Park for a photo shoot, capturing more wonderful photos and video clips of their teams in action.  Here is their first video:

East Coast Team at Gleason Park

Here are a couple of videos of our Hearts of Gold Therapy Teams.  We are in the process of having more photo shoots, so check back often for more teams in action!

West Coast Team at Seminole Park               West Coast Team doing tricks

“Our pups bring so much joy to others and I appreciate all your support in helping us reach them in many different ways until we can safely resume therapy visits once again.”  said Ginger, the lead for Hearts of Gold Therapy Team after receiving many gracious notes from facilities that have viewed their videos.

Below are some of the comments we have received from all the photos, messages and videos sent over the last few months.

AWESOME!!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing.  The residents will love it!

AWESOME – the residents love the dogs so much and can’t wait to see them again.  Take care of those babies!
– Anita Pepin, Activities Director, Village of Veranda @ Lady Lakes

We miss all of you! Love all of the adorable pictures. Special hello to our class friend, Jake!
– Patti Ferlita, 5th Grade Teacher, Sullivan Partnership School

Thank you so much for your email! I was planning on sending an email asking for photos of the pups to share with our students at Florida Tech because it is now Finals Week, but it looks like you beat me to it!
    – Julia Martinus, Community Director (Residence Life @ FIT campus)

Thank you for the smile on our hearts today. Have an awesome day.
– Taybi McFadden, Executive Administrative Assistant, No Limits Academy


The response to our videos has been so over whelming that Mike, along with Ginger took their photo shoot to Lake Seminole Park on the west coast of Florida!  Here, along with photographer Renee they were able to do another of their wonderful videos for our clients that they can’t visit in person!  Don’t forget to make it full screen and turn up the volume for the Golden Walk!

After another successful photo shoot, the Hearts of Gold Therapy Team moved to Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach, where Mike our fantastic photographer, did his magic!  Check out our latest photo shoot!


The Hearts of Gold therapy team, although not being able to visit their facilities have not been idle.  Recently, they took a trip to Viera and photographed some of our therapy dogs.  We hope you enjoy their sweet faces.


Our Hearts of Gold therapy dogs may have had this time off, but they haven’t been just sitting around eating bon-bons.  No, these pups are in front of the cameras so they can come to you by video!  Here they are in Wickham Park doing what they do best….click below to see what Madison and Rocky have been doing!


As the Covid pandemic crosses America, our therapy dog work has been suspended in the facilities they visit.  Check back for updates to see what our pups are doing going forward.

The Melbourne Hearts of Gold Therapy team visited Fountains of Melbourne on Valentines Day to spread some love. Each resident who visited received a chocolate and a red carnation.



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