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Tessa

Soon-to-be Therapy Dog!

Locations: Santa Cruz & Oakland

Tessa was born on January 12, 2019 and is a Black Labrador Retriever. She came home to RtW Owner Kat Zwick and her partner on March 9th, and is currently in training (in addition to playing, cuddling, and sleeping) to become a therapy dog that will be on-site at RtW when she is fully ready. Tessa is planning to start some therapy dog hours in early August 2019. She’ll need to take it slowly while she’s still a puppy!

Tessa will be able to provide comfort, support, and soothing to clients in individual sessions and in groups. We are so excited to welcome her to the RtW team!

Check out Tessa’s Instagram @therapydogtessa for pictures, updates, and even Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) tips and tools!

Click on the gallery below to see Tessa through the months so far! (Oldest to youngest)

 
 
 
We want to thank Emilee Turbeville, who provided significant puppy care and training during Tessa’s first 5 months in Santa Cruz to help Tessa prepare to be a therapy dog! Emilee moved back south to be closer to her family. This is a pic of Tessa at 6 months old with Emilee. Thank you, Emilee!

We want to thank Emilee Turbeville, who provided significant puppy care and training during Tessa’s first 5 months in Santa Cruz to help Tessa prepare to be a therapy dog! Emilee moved back south to be closer to her family. This is a pic of Tessa at 6 months old with Emilee. Thank you, Emilee!