Pet Therapy Advocacy
Debbie’s passion is the powerful and transformative connection between humans and animals. She and her Touch Therapy dogs have impacted over 20,000 patients and families during visits to cancer centers and children’s hospitals where the warmth of a skilled Touch dog lying next to a critically ill child brings them their only moment of joy. She is board Vice-Chair at Duo Dogs which trains Touch dogs and Assistance dogs which they donate to disabled individuals as well as to hospitals and other facilities. She is an APA board member and a founding supporter of Gateway To Hope among other organizations.