At Florman Orthodontics we are proud to offer our patients the opportunity to interact with one of our friendly therapy dogs during their visits to our offices. We currently have three trained therapy dogs that have been certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) working with us. We have found that each one of the dogs is a warm, cuddly friend that will immediately put a smile on your face. You are welcome to say just hello to them during your visit or even have one of them keep you company during your appointment.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
To belong to Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) all dogs must be tested and evaluated by a Certified TDI Evaluator. A dog must be a minimum of one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament. Each dog must pass a TDI temperament evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy Dog. The test will also include the evaluation of the dog’s behavior around people with the use of some type of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.).
Biggie Smalls is a toy poodle born 3/5/2012. He loves to nap in your lap and chase birds in the yard.
Rocky is a mini labradoodle born 3/8/2012. He loves to chew on bully sticks and run around the yard with his friends.
Lulu is an American eskimo born 10/12/2012. She loves belly rubs and running agility courses.