20140808_120933-MOTIONFor more than 2 years Kanzu has been an active therapy dog providing pet therapy visits through the Enlighten Dog Chapter of Love on a Leash. As a certified therapy dog team Kanzu and Linda visit a variety of different types of facilities including retirement communities, library reading programs and schools.
In an effort to recognize dogs who do this kind of work, the American Kennel Club (AKC) developed the AKC Therapy Dog™ program and now awards official AKC titles to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of the people they have visited. AKC Therapy Dog titles can be earned only by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed the required number of visits.
In August 2014 Kanzu completed the 50 visits needed for the AKC Therapy Dog (THD) title. Kanzu’s 50th visit was completed at Lynwood Learning Center where Kanzu is a regular visitor. He and the students celebrated with lots of tricks and treats for Kanzu and pizza and red velvet cake for the students and staff. It was thumbs up for everyone; human and K-9.


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