ABOUT

ABOUT

Augie & Heather 

As a young adult, Heather Vina saw firsthand the power a visit from a therapy dog can have. Her father was in the hospital and in pain. On that day, Heather decided that she would have a Golden Retriever and help people like the therapy team helped her dad.

Heather and Augie now visit with young and old alike. They visit people with and without disabilities to help them cope with the stresses of everyday life as well as encourage young readers to improve their skills and confidence. They both know that they are meant to work with all types of people to bring them joy and happiness.

With original photos and stories about the real-life adventures of Augie the Therapy Doggie, Heather and Augie hope to entertain young readers and adults alike with stories that they will want to read again and again.

Together with her husband Mike, Heather lives in Northern California, where she takes Augie to work with her nearly every day.

Good Things

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A Good Dog

OPEN DYSLEXIC FONT

The font used in this book is Open Dyslexic which is a unique typeface that makes reading, learning, and working easier for folks with dyslexia.








CERTIFIED THERAPY TEAM

Augie and Heather are a certified therapy team through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. If you would like to be a therapy team with your favorite human or doggie, ATD is listed below would be happy to answer your questions.

THE ALIANCE OF THERAPY DOGS

 www.therapydogs.com


Scheduling Visits

THERAPY TEAM VISITS

A visit from a therapy dog team can break the daily routine, increase overall emotional well-being, and stimulate the mind in dramatic ways.  A visit offers so many wonderful benefits to people of all ages.  If your school or facility would like to start therapy dog visits, there is no cost to you.  You can contact Alliance of Therapy Dogs to request a visit, or reach out to Augie & Heather on their contact page and they will try to accommodate your needs or help you find a suitable therapy team.


PROGRAMS WITH AUGIE & HEATHER


Augie and Heather love to share their stories with the young and old alike.  Programs are created to suite any audience Pre-K to adult. Please reach out via their contact page to schedule and event or check availability.


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS


We understand that people both near and FAR want to have the opportunity to meet with Heather and Augie.  They are available for virtual meetings and events also.  Reach out via their contact page with your request.