Media Articles

Welcome to the Therapy Dogs New Zealand media area. If you are interested in publishing a story on the work our therapy dogs are doing, then please feel free to contact us.


Over the past 32 years I’ve helped fundraise and train service/therapy dogs for a range of different service dog companies. These articles showcase some of my latest work.

Manawatū support dog gets national recognition for giving owner ability to live independently

Stuff | 30 September 2021

Manawatū teenager Abigail Pratt says she could barely leave her room before she got her support dog Rosie.

Coronavirus: Demand for therapy dogs doubles after lockdown

Stuff | 13 July 2020

Demand for therapy dogs has doubled since the coronavirus lockdown ended. Therapy dogs are specially trained to support people with a range of medical conditions…

Therapy Dog Gabriel Running

A prescription for companionship

The Weekend Sun | 13 April 2018

Kaiden doesn’t make friends easily. That’s often the way with children with autism spectrum disorder…