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Tick Control: Praying Mantis Success

Tick Control: Praying Mantis Success

Tick Control: Praying Mantis Success Finally! I have been cultivating Praying Mantises for the past three summers in an effort to control the abundant tick population on our property and guard against Lyme Disease. Back in 2016, when I learned that Praying Mantises thrive on […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sweet Lily and King

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sweet Lily and King

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sweet Lily and King Oh, my! Lily and King, I can’t believe you two young pups are already nine years old! Dog years go by way too quickly… At our house, birthdays are celebrated all month long, so Lily and King, starting today, […]

Bradley International Airport Celebrates National Therapy Animal Day

Bradley International Airport Celebrates National Therapy Animal Day

Bradley International Airport Celebrates National Therapy Animal Day

April 30th marks National Therapy Animal Day and Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, known at Bradley International Airport as the Bradley Buddies, were honored with a celebration thanking these special dogs for their service. Their job? Greeting passengers checking in for flights, welcoming travelers at the gate as they arrive at Bradley, and helping them pass…

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Special Honor for Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

Special Honor for Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

Special Honor for Bright Spot Therapy Dogs What an honor for Bright Spot Therapy Dogs to be among the wonderful non-profit organizations servicing the Pioneer Valley to receive this special grant from Florence Bank. What makes this extra special is that recipients receiving the grants […]

From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity

From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity

From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity For a period of three years, my wonderful dog James and I visited hospice patients at a nursing care facility. Even though I had spent over twenty years visiting the elderly in assisted living facilities, […]

Burrr… Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Burrr… Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Winter weather can be fun – a change of pace and a change in activities for both you and your dogs. My dogs and I love to play out in the back field. When the snow’s deep, I’m out there with snowshoes, and King, Lily, and Annie follow in my wake, the tracks making it…

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Start the New Year Off With Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training

Start the New Year Off With Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training

Making New Year’s resolutions? How about making a resolution to start Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training with your sweet, friendly, outgoing, well-trained dog? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time, but just haven’t set your mind to do it. What better […]

Therapy Dogs Making a Difference During Final Exams

Therapy Dogs Making a Difference During Final Exams

Stress is high on the campuses of colleges and universities at the end of a semester. Students are busy finalizing term projects and papers for some courses and studying for exams in others. Along with these pressures, many students hold a part time job to […]

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs at Bradley International Airport

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs at Bradley International Airport

Bradley international Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and Bright Spot Therapy Dogs of Northampton, Massachusetts official launched the start of the Bradley Buddies Therapy Dog Program at a media event held at the Airport today.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Our House to Yours

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Our House to Yours

All of us here at Bridgvale Farm wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Safe Thanksgiving Day! It’s sunny and crisp here in western Massachusetts. A New England-perfect day for Thanksgiving! Happy Day to All…  wherever the day may take you. Whatever your plans may be. […]


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