Poppy, Therapy Dog

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My name is Poppy, and I am a purebred Havanese. A fun fact about me is that I am a hypoallergenic breed, so I don’t shed!

I get excited for everyone I meet; some call me a lover not a biter. I will be 1 year old in May 2023 and am up to date on all my vaccinations. I am trained to listen to my owner, Lauren Gay, and to help clients feel comfortable and anxiety free in session! Just petting me can increase oxytocin in the body, decrease stress levels, and even lower blood pressure! In session I sometimes ask Lauren’s clients to play tug of war, fetch, or even be held. Sometimes I just get SO tired from playing and end up falling asleep.

In the future I plan on becoming a “Canine Good Citizen”. I am trained in all the areas needed; I just need to continue to practice and take the test!

When I get home from sessions, I get the zoomies and love stealing Lauren’s socks. While at home, I love playing fetch with my toys, seeing my neighbors, and going on weekend walks. My favorite thing overall… is getting treats.

I can’t wait to meet you!