Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
Bringing comfort to those who need it most

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If you are visiting our site, you are here because you are a dog-lover and you believe in the magical connection between humans and canines. You may have a special dog you would like to share with others. Or, you might like to start a therapy dog program to brighten the lives of others. We welcome you to explore our Web site to learn more about Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc.

As you check out the various sections of our site, imagine for a moment what a bright spot it would be in a lonely person’s day to have a visit from a certified therapy dog. The simple act of stroking a dog’s head can lower blood pressure and stimulate conversation and physical activity. Imagine, too, how a child who is struggling to learn to read in a traditional classroom surrounded by other students can feel relaxed and unthreatened by the comforting presence of a canine reading buddy.

We are so proud of our Bright Spot Reading Buddy Teams that participated in the Tails to Read Program at The Kelly School in Holyoke, MA, this school year: Wayne Desroches & Max, Cindy Williams & Holly, Tibby Chase & Arlo, and Tonya Plumb & Lilli. You made an incredible difference in the lives of the children you worked with all year. Thank you, Rebecca Masters, for starting this program at Kelly School and for creating this video to share with others.

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs Wins Florence Bank Customers’ Choice Community Grant


We are pleased to announce that Bright Spot Therapy Dogs won! We extend our deepest gratitude to all our members and friends of Bright Spot who voted for us in 2014. Your votes counted! Bright Spot Board members Diane Houston and Ernest Damon attended a dinner hosted by Florence Bank to honor the non-profit organizations receiving grants. Based on the number of votes Bright Spot received, we were given a check in the amount of $1,092.00. Voting has commenced for the 2015 Customers’ Choice Community Grants and runs through December 31, 2015. Don’t forget to vote again. Help Bright Spot win two years in a row! Thank You!

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to placing well trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond.  Our special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and other facilities where therapy dogs are needed.


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