Episode 76: Greyhounds as Therapy Dogs

Discover the profound difference therapy dog teams can make.

Because most greyhounds are calm and gentle, they often do exceptionally well as therapy dogs. Join us for a conversation with Patty Tustin of Alliance of Therapy Dogs, an international therapy dog organization. You’ll discover what being a therapy dog team entails, how to be assessed, why a therapy dog organization’s liability insurance coverage is important, and the profound impact you and your greyhound can make on folks in need.



The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international organization with a presence in many countries. To learn more about their program and how you and your greyhound may be able to qualify as a therapy dog team, visit their website, TherapyDogs.com.

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Episode 59: Service Dogs 4 Servicemen–Greyhounds Helping Veterans & First Responders

Greyhounds helping veterans and first responders.

They told Daniel De La Rosa it couldn’t be done––training former racing greyhounds as service dogs for military veterans and first responders. “They” were other top, experienced dog trainers who clearly underestimated Daniel and the greyhounds who proved them wrong.

In this episode, renowned dog trainer Daniel De La Rosa, President and Training Director for Service Dogs 4 Servicemen, shares with us how his training program works and how he and the greyhounds and other dogs he trains are helping veterans suffering from PTSD improve their lives.



  • Service Dogs 4 Servicemen is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that trains dogs, including former racing greyhounds, for US military veterans and first responders in Florida and who suffer from PTSD and/or have mobility issues.  Please consider donating to this worthy organization to help more veterans and first responders who give so much. On this website, you can also view photos of the dogs and their handlers. You can also mail your donation to:Service  Dogs 4 Servicemen
    Daniel De La Rosa
    308 SW 16th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


  • If you’re a veteran or first responder in Florida and suffer from PTSD and/or mobility issues and would like a service dog, you are encouraged to apply for a dog from Service Dogs 4 Servicemen.
  • If you have questions for Daniel De La Rosa, you are welcome to email him.
  • If you’re in Florida and are interested in his training programs for companion and family dogs, check out Daniel De La Rosa Dogs.

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