"Sharing Smiles and Joy"

Learn how you and your dog can become a certified Therapy Team

Meet Certified Therapy Dogs Mali, Rocky and Sunny

What are Therapy Dog Teams?

How do they play a role in our community?

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Sunshine Therapy Animals

The Alliance of Therapy Dogs and Sunshine Therapy Animals provide an important service to our community by offering friendship, visit opportunities, resources and networking with teams and volunteer handlers and their certified Therapy Dogs.

Learn the difference

  • Therapy Dogs
  • Service Dogs
  • Emotional Support Dogs


Wednesday - February 8, 2023 at 10AM

Joyner-Green Valley Library

601 N. La Canada Dr. Green Valley, 85614

[Humans only for this meeting - Alliance and Sunshine will bring their dogs]


Special Guest Speakers

Canine club member - Barb Lundberg & Mali

My story

Jane Botchie & Team

Tom Crowley & Rocky

Carol Madeheim & Team

Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD)

Therapy Dogs of So AZ

What makes a good therapy dog?

What makes a good therapy dog handler?

Visit ATD Website

Drake Alexander & Sunny

Jackie Lapan

(CEO Lapan Foundation)

Sunshine Therapy

Animals (STA)

Benefits to Volunteers

Benefits to the community

Visit STA Website

If you haven't yet paid your 2023 club membership dues, you may bring to the meeting or mail to

PO Box 827, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Individual Dues - $15 or Household - $20

Please write your GVR # on your check payable to GVR Canine Club

Questions & Feedback
GVR Canine Club Website