Saturday, January 4, 2020

Books Needed for TDU's Library


It's a New Year and if you're decluttering - please consider donating your gently-used kids books to our Library!  We have a need for preschool, elementary and young adult books we can either share in our Library or give to kids at various reading events.  Unused coloring or brain teaser books are also greatly appreciated!

To make your donation, please call our Therapy Dogs United at (814) 456-3647 or stop by 1932 B West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505.

Thank you ~ Woof!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Holiday Photo Shoot - Too Cute for Words

Thank you to all the pet lovers who came to the R. Frank Media Studios at 1940 West 8th Street on Saturday, November 23rd for our holiday photo shoot!  The photos are amazing and we are obsessed!  Check out our friends furry faces at:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Holiday Pet Photos

Join your friends at Therapy Dogs United for our 2019 Holiday Pet Photos!  Professional photographs will be taken by Erie photographer Rob Frank of R. Frank Media.   A $25 sitting fee will be directly donated to Therapy Dogs United along with a portion of all photo or holiday card sales.

We hope to see you on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at R. Frank Media Studios, 1940 West 8th Street, Erie.  Please call (814) 456-3647 with questions.

TDU Recognizes 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Therapy Dogs United celebrated our 2019 Volunteer of the Year on Friday, November 1, 2019 at The Concourse at Union Station.  More than 115 friends of TDU, family, clients and volunteers attended this years annual event.  TDU was honored to recognize our 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Nancy Russo.  Nancy has been a dedicated volunteer with her therapy dog Murphy since 2017 and was nominated a volunteer of the year by several of her fellow volunteers.  Congrats Nancy and Murphy for a job well done!

Pictured:  Nancy Russo, Daniel Lafaro.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

UMPC Hamot Fall Fling Welcomes Team TDU

Several Therapy Dogs United volunteers joined UMPC Hamot employees at the 2019 Fall Fling!  Our team was pleased to be a part of the festivities!
Pictured:  TDU Volunteer Sue Ferraro; Boo Haggerty, UMPC Hamot

Monday, September 30, 2019

10th Anniversary Erie Insurance Charity Challenge

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tremendous thank you to Smith Provision Company (Smith's Hotdogs) who golfed for Therapy Dogs United in the 10th annual charity golf challenge at the Kahkwa Club.  This fantastic foursome took top honors for an unprecedented First Place finish and $18,000 to benefit TDU!  Therapy Dogs United has earmarked the funds to directly benefit our physically disabled clients and those with emotional difficulties, as well as the many senior citizens we will visit during the 2019 holiday season through our PawGram Holiday Delivery Program.

Photo Credit:  Erie Insurance Group.  Pictured left to right:  Jay Honard, Craig Goodelle, Pat Christianson, Mike DiVito, Ray Kallner, Tim NeCastro. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Generous Support During Erie Gives Day 2019

  Erie Gives Day 2019 check presentation day! Photo:  Kelly VanZandt, Associate Director, TDU; Michael Batchelor, Erie Community Foundation

Monday, August 19, 2019

A.B.A.T.E. of PA ~ Erie County Chapter Supports TDU Mission

Motorcycle enthusiasts from the Erie County Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. showed support for our mission with a Bike Run in July 2019, with proceeds benefiting Therapy Dogs United.  Through their generosity and support, A.B.A.T.E. raised $1700 toward our cause.  Photo:  TDU Volunteers Bonnie Tarcia (therapy dog Sadie) and Carlene Williams (therapy dog Caiohme) pictured with various A.B.A.T.E. volunteers.   

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Victorian Princess Cruise 2019

Victorian Princess Cruise, Thursday, August 1, 2019 ~ a great time was had by all.  Thank you to Frank Lubresky for the photographs.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Take the time to educate yourself on the difference between Service, Therapy and Emotional Support dogs! 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Therapy Dogs Welcome Santa

Waiting for Santa!

Welcome Santa  - our certified therapy dogs are visiting the kids and families at the Millcreek Mall, Saturday November 11, 2017.  

Happy Howlidays from all of us at Therapy Dogs United!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Glenwood Pet Hospital Pet Photos Benefit TDU

Special thanks to the awesome staff at Gelnwood Pet Hospital on Peach Street in Erie for donating proceeds from a recent "Pics with Pets" photo shoot to Therapy Dogs United.  Erie photographer Eric Smyklo donated his time and skillsl to make the photo shoot come together.  Special thanks also to Katie Smyklo, Erica Jewell, DVM, Jan Eisert and Kristine Yurkovic.  Together they raised $1183.50 we will have earmarked for our special needs visiting therapy dog programs!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

School Days for TDU Dogs!

School is back in full swing ~ and that means it's back to business for our certified therapy dogs! Here is the welcome message for students, faculty and friends at the Barber National Institute this week: 

"Welcome back to our pet therapy dogs who are here for another school year! We love Shiloh, a 9-year-old standard poodle, and all of our other canine friends who come to visit our students. Looking forward to more beautiful friendships!"

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Lime Green Team TDU T-Shirts Ready for 2014

FrontGet 'em while they're hot!  Our pale blue 2013 "Team TDU" shirts were such a big hit, we've freshened up our look for 2014!  These new lime green t-shirts are in stock now and will be sold at our 6th annual Paws in the Park event on Saturday, September 21st at Frontier Park.   Stop by Therapy Dogs United's booth and pick one up: Size S-XL $15, 2-3X $18.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Please Support TDU on August 13th for Erie Gives Day!

If you plan to participate in the 2013 Erie Gives Day, please consider donating to Therapy Dogs United, Inc.  Funds raised on this day of giving will support our Puppy Placement Program that is raising and training a certified facility dog for a group home in North Dakota.  The home serves the needs of autistic and developmentally challenged children and its mission is the "inclusion of all people."  To learn more about Minot Rehab Services, click here.  To visit Therapy Dogs United online, click here.  Stay tuned, photos of our Placement Pup are coming soon!  It's easy to donate - simply visit

Our Pirated Misadventure Ends on a Happy Note

It all ended well...but we still blame Captain Cat!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fun times are coming our way again on Tuesday, August 6th!  Our certified therapy dogs along with our award winning Perry 200 "ScallyWag" float are invited to be a part of the festivities at Erie's "National Night Out ~ Party in the Park" on Tuesday, August 6th.  The fun gets underway at 6 p.m. at Gridley Park, 6th and Liberty in Erie.  When you see our team of therapy dog volunteers, don't forget to stop by and say Woof!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Please Support Team TDU!

Please help Team TDU 2013 by ordering one of our new t-shirts!  $15 / shirt and available in S - M - L - XL.  Please mail your check to our Erie office, made payable to: Therapy Dogs United, Inc., 1940 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505.  Shirts will ship after July 4th.  Thank you for your support ~ Woof!