Therapy dog Hero Dogs Sammie was named in honor of Deborah Sampson—a Massachusetts woman who, in 1782, disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Therapy dog Hero Dogs Sammie’s specialty is as a reading dog.Hero Dogs Sammie probably learned both American history and her impressive vocabulary by being so well read.
𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞/𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲/ 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝: Hero Dogs Deborah Sampson (Sammie) / November 13, 2013 / Labrador Retriever
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐟𝐟: I’m an exceptional spinner, but that’s not too useful. I am a very attentive listener which is a great skill for a reading dog.
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐬: I love going to schools! I like working with K-2 students and high schoolers the best.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐃𝐨𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐠: Helping incipient, reticent, and struggling readers gain confidence and learn to love reading and dogs. Also, I like selecting the books to be read and bringing them to the kids. Little kids think it’s hilarious when I pick out books about dogs!
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐬: I like playing with my doggy friends and snuggling with my 20-year old Siamese kitty who thinks she’s a Lab
𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐠: Not having enough time to spend with all the kids that want to read and snuggle with me.
𝐀 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐤 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬: I love doing the army crawl, even when out for a walk..
𝟑 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐞: smart, feisty, affectionate