A Dog’s Dream organizes and funds vacations on the Oregon Coast for service and therapy dog teams.
Service dogs need a break sometimes! They work hard for their human partners, carrying out specialized tasks, managing complex environments, and dealing with sensory overload and other forms of stress.
Like their human partners, service dogs have dreams – things they would love to do if only they had the chance!
A Dog’s Dream vacation features activities that dogs love most, like running free using their noses, and relaxing outdoors. The ocean, river valleys, forests and meadows of the Oregon coast provide a perfect setting for service dog teams to enjoy the vacation of their dreams!
A Dog’s Dream is a project of Oregon Coast Therapy Animals under the directorship of Caroline Spark and with ongoing support from City Dog Country Dog. Vacations are entirely funded by donation of time and funds. A Dog’s Dream sponsored its first Dream Vacation on Labor Day Weekend, in Yachats on the central Oregon coast. Yepa, a 7-year-old Standard Poodle, is a career change show dog, who now works as a service dog. Wither her human partner, Anton Borissov, Yepa enjoyed wandering g along forest trails, playing on the beach, forest agility, a barn hunt, and a Poodle Plus Party.
After spending 35 years of his life in a hospital, Anton realized a long held dream of his own – fishing from a bridge. Most of all, he loved watching Yepa enjoy “just being a dog” in a beautiful natural setting.
If you would like to contribute funds, energy or time to A Dog’s Dream, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax-deductible. Please make checks to OCTA a Dog’s Dream; mail to 5331 SW Macadam Avenue, Suit 258-210, Portland, OR 97239
Oregon Coast Therapy Animals, P.O. Box 335, Newport, OR 97365
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