Roxy's Mission: To Bring Comfort To Children
Roxy™ Therapy Dogs' mission is to bring comfort to children, to enhance the experience of learning, and to enrich the lives of our canine and human volunteers.
View our mission in action in the video below.
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Children Make Meaningful Connections with Our Dogs
Thousands of Children Benefit From Our Services.
Roxy™ Therapy Dogs comfort and serve the most innocent and vulnerable members of our society — our children. Our programs provide a dependable support system for thousands of children in the Central Bucks community and are delivered by volunteer certified pet therapy teams. Roxy™ dogs provide self-esteem, relief from anxiety and fear, and a sense of well-being. To a child who feels safe and relaxed, learning is accessible, and both physical and emotional healing are accelerated.
These services are provided entirely free of charge for families, schools and taxpayers. Roxy Therapy Dogs is a non-profit, 501c3, all-volunteer organization.
Children Get Much-Needed Support from Our Dogs
Five Programs With Immeasurable Impact.
In our flagship program, children are encouraged to read through our Elementary School Reading Inspiration program where Roxy™ teams read with and support over 3,000 Central Bucks School District elementary students per week. In classes where reading is not the focus, our Student Specialized Support program provides comfort and support for students with special educational or developmental needs. Teens who are suffering a loss or who struggle with stress and anxiety find respite through our Secondary School Stress Relief program. Roxy dogs in the Courthouse Companionship program at the Bucks County Courthouse, calm children's fears as they navigate the judicial system. Children enjoy a respite from medical treatment through the Pediatric Comfort program where our dogs bring joy and comfort into their day.
All five programs were created at the request of the Central Bucks County community to fill a specific need.
Children Experience True Healing Through Our Dogs
Children Depend On Your Donations To Continue Therapy Dog Visits.
Roxy™ Therapy Dogs' programs provide an irreplaceable and dependable support system for children in our community. Our unique therapeutic services are provided entirely by unpaid volunteers absolutely free of charge.
We are 100% reliant on tax deductible donations from community members like you. From team training and recruitment materials to insurance and office supplies, economic demands are a very real part of our existence. Your-tax deductible donation will help us reach every child in our community who needs the comfort of a Roxy™ therapy dog.
Make Special Connections to help children in the Specialized Support Program.
Dedicated Volunteers Make It Happen
Our Volunteers Are The Lifeblood Of Roxy.
Our volunteers range from high school students to retired couples and working professionals. The opportunities to support our mission through volunteer hours are just as varied as our friendly volunteers. Our common thread is a powerful interest in supporting children; helping them grow up to be strong, confident, contributing members of our community.
Tragedy struck Central Bucks High School West on Monday, October 7, 2019, and Roxy Therapy Dogs was there to comfort students and staff.
Listen to the ‘Nike Rap’ created by Unami Middle School students who absolutely love their Roxy dog visits with Nike!
The Interact Club at CB West raises money to support Roxy.
Our summer reading recommendations for dog lovers are here just in time to throw into your beach bag. Enjoy!
Dr. Chad Watters, Principal at Unami Middle School, presents to the Roxy Therapy Dogs Board of Directors at their meeting on May 14, 2019.
Gayman students in Mrs. Bullard’s 4th grade class pay it forward for a special Roxy friend, Gus, and his handler Bev
Centennial School District Superintendent David Baugh recently purchased a Yellow Labrador Retriever named Jake who will be both Baugh’s personal pet and the district’s full-time therapy dog.
Ethan Marra, a 3rd grader at Kutz Elementary School, presents to the Roxy Therapy Dogs Board of Directors at their meeting on 3.12.19. We are so proud of Ethan!
It is with a tremendously heavy heart that we let you know that Roxy, our beloved pioneer and namesake of Roxy Therapy Dogs, has passed away at the age of 15.
The newly formed Roxyä Club at Central Bucks East High School raised $181 for Roxy Therapy Dogs with a “Holiday Pictures with Pups” fundraiser.
Time to be THANKFUL! At Roxy Therapy Dogs, we’re thankful for YOU!
We all love Halloween - costumes, candy, trick or treating, spooky decorations and creepy music! Here are some helpful tips to avoid making it a scary time for kids and pets who aren't used to all of the festivities and noise!
We’re racing Back To School! The dog days of summer are finally over and our Roxy Teams are eager to participate in the Elementary School Reading Inspiration, Student Specialized Support and Secondary School Stress Relief programs!
The dog days of summer are fading fast! Hope students are almost finished with their summer reading. Roxy Teams have been busy but are always wagging their tails to go Back To School!
Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to sit back, relax, and get lost in a great book! It's even better when that book features some of our own favorite furry friends. Our summer reading recommendations are here just in time to throw into your beach bag. Enjoy!
10 years too fast! Maggie shares her retirement feelings with all of us.