Our therapeutic
puppy program!
In our and other's experiences, the unconditional love of a dog is of great benefit to children living with the challenges of
disabilities or the ravages of disease. We have given many pups to children in need and find it to be a wonderful experience
all around. One of our Schnoodle puppies went to a delightful little girl with Cerebral Palsy...it was so beautiful how she
responded to the puppy and how the puppy somehow understood to be gentle. I grew up with a friend with CP and my mom,
who raised poodles, gave her a poodle pup...which changed her life and made it so much better. There is just something
amazing about the unconditional love of a dog towards a child who really needs that. We give many puppies to children in
need, and we would love any contacts from families and friends of these children. When a parent is already overwhelmed with
the costs of treatment, transport, extra care, time off work, etc, it can be very difficult to justify purchasing a puppy, so the
pups are provided at no cost to these families.
We do require 3 letters of reference, proof of a fenced yard, and a commitment that the pup will be returned to us if it doesn't
work out anytime in the future.

We find much joy in providing these wonderful children with a puppy to help them through. Please contact us to inquire about
a puppy for your child or to refer us to children you know who might benefit from a puppy, at no cost to their family.

These puppies are not trained or certified...they are not Therapy Dogs. They are just sweet babies with a lot of unconditional
love to offer. That in itself is very therapeutic for children.

Please
email us or call us at 509-738-6792
Hello Donna,

It's been too long since we've written and I wanted to offer a testimonial
for your website and to share with your family.

Baylee is the most amazing dog in the whole wide world!  This little
puppy has been a godsend to our family, and especially to Olivia, our
youngest daughter.

I remember when she came available, and I had to frequently talk to
Donna about how we were going to manage a puppy since we were
completely new to this, and our daughter was very sick.   She was
immensely supportive, answered all of our questions, and with
incredible generosity, we got Baylee.  This was the BEST decision we
could've ever made!  Many times we wonder what it would be like if we
didn't have her.  And I won't say more, otherwise, I will get choked up.

Now for the good part.  Baylee is our therapy dog as well as our family
member.  Our youngest daughter, Olivia, has leukemia and Baylee just
knows when Olivia needs her!  We always bring her with us to
Children's Hospital whenever Olivia has to get her chemotherapy
treatment.  She waits in the car and when Olivia arrives the two of them
always snuggle for the drive home and it helps Olivia not think about
what she just went through.  She's the sweetest little thing ever and her
loving self is so healing.  These photos say it all!

Olivia is doing fantastic and we know our little fuzzy cutie pie is a big
reason why.

We will forever be grateful to Donna and her family for giving us Baylee!
Thank you and much love.

Cindy, Olivia, Abbey and Paul
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Hi Donna,

I hope you and your
family are doing well!  
Just thought I'd send a
quick pic of Alan and
Hershey!  They've had a
great year together
already, and I want you to
know, again, how much
this amazing gift has
meant!

Lisa
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Dear Donna:

I want to pause from the hectic nature of life and say thank
you for the Eskipoo puppy you gave to my daughter Maya
last January (2016).

Maya named him Gus (well, Augustus, but he goes by Gus).
He has been such a great addition to our family. He is
Maya's new best friend, that is for sure. He gets along with
our cats too, and is Mr. Social on walks in the
neighborhood. Everyone human and canine is a friend he
has not yet met. There are stops we make on walks so he
can see his people/fans. Maya and I took him to puppy
training classes when he was young for his benefit as well
as ours. It was good socialization for him too.

Maya had some health challenges this past year, not
related to her CP, and I know she appreciated Gus's
company throughout. They are very in tune with each
other, to the point where sometimes he would get sick
when she was sick, which was sweet, even though maybe
not ideal.

Gus may not be a therapy dog per se, but his love is very
therapeutic. The way he jumps up and down so high when
Maya comes home from school is adorable and
heartwarming.

Please keep up this form of generosity if you at all can for
other children, whether with cerebral palsy or other health
concerns. It really makes a difference.

I will attach a couple of pictures for you.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Cheryl
Hello! Wanted to send you an update on Bandit and Colton! They are seriously the best of friends! Colton is so motivated to
move and crawl, and Bandit is so forgiving and gentle. No matter what Colton does, he comes back to play :) Bandit is just
the best temperament. We are visiting a friend that was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that also spread to her
lymph nodes and bones, and Bandit is just the sweetest. He is snuggly and a ray of sunshine for her. She has wanted a
puppy so much to keep her company and keep her active, and now wants a puppy just like Bandit!

Thank you so much for your generosity. Bandit has been a huge blessing for my family.