March 13, 2019 — K9Genius Academy, owned by Crystal De La Cruz, has created a therapy dog team to service the needs of local residents. A group of five teams (handler and dog) have recently become certified as Therapy Dog teams. Each team must pass extensive training and testing to become certified as a K9Genius Comfort Companion.
“It is a huge commitment on the part of each handler as each team must follow all guidelines for safety, cleanliness and obedience, along with participating in yearly extended training,” said De La Cruz.
K9Genius Comfort Companions currently visit Spruce Point, The Shorewood and library events. For more information about the therapy dog program, or to arrange a visit from a therapy dog, contact De La Cruz at 541-590-5131. “A big thank you and ‘paws up’ to everyone for all the awesome support of these teams and their dedication,” said de La Cruz.