By Happy, Lady & Lucy of the King’s Life children’s book series about dog-friendly places
We’re proud to be barking about Gabriel’s Angels, which supports over 13,000 at-risk children using therapy animals. In May 2013, our humans at Happy Lady Books and Patti DeBois, illustrator and animal advocate, published Dogs Are…Just Like You! especially for the charity. The book is used as part of Gabriel’s Angels curriculum, helping to teach empathy, a core behavior, to these special children.
Please purchase the book HERE. 100% of profit goes to Gabriel’s Angels.
Are you considering becoming a Pet Therapy Team with your dog or cat? Or a much needed Helping Hand volunteer to assist a Team? Please visit our Therapy Teams or Helping Hands pages to learn more. We host monthly Informational Sessions to share our history and the impacting work of the pet therapy program. Reservations are required due to space, so please refer to our Calendar to register or call 602.266.0875 to reserve your place.
Don’t have the right pet or no pet at all? Need a more periodic volunteering opportunity? You can contribute in many other ways! Volunteers are needed for Gabriel’s Angels committees, awareness events and also our major annual fundraising events. These opportunities offer special insight into the organization and the rewards of generating growth so we can serve additional children. If you would prefer to help with administrative tasks, we often need help in our office, too! Please Contact Us if you desire more information or would like to become a Gabriel’s Angels volunteer. Thank you for your interest!
About the Book
‘Dogs Are… Just Like You!’ is a children’s picture book narrated by pet therapy dog Gabriel, a Weimaraner, who teaches children about empathy for animals, including how a child must look after his or her pet. Gabriel is also the Founding Dog of Gabriel’s Angels, a pet therapy charity for at-risk children.
Sadly, in May of 2010, Gabriel passed away, but during his ten years as a therapy dog he reached over 10,000 children and left an inspirational legacy of unconditional love and promise for thousands of abused, neglected and at-risk children.
Gabriel’s magical legacy continues with Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams actively serving Arizona crisis nurseries, domestic violence and homeless shelters, group homes, residential treatment programs, and targeted school programs.
The program’s goal is to increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in a safe environment, and to build critical core behaviors, such as trust, empathy, respect, tolerance and self-esteem. To learn more about Gabriel’s Angels, please visit GabrielsAngels.org.
Praise For ‘DOGS ARE… JUST LIKE YOU!’
“Emily Randolph beautifully articulates the special bond that exists between children and animals in Dogs Are… Just Like You! and Patti DuBois’ delightful illustrations bring it all to life. By teaching children how to care for a dog, the story teaches children how to care for themselves. They will learn that animals have feelings too and their needs are similar. Therapy Dog Gabriel touched the lives of many at-risk children during his ten years working and taught many of the lessons in this book. It is a must read for children everywhere!” – Pam Gaber, CEO, Gabriel’s Angels
“Gabriel’s Angels and PetSmart share a belief in the positive and lasting impact that pets can have on the lives of children. Through this heartwarming book, children will learn how to be responsible pet parents and enjoy the unconditional love that only pets can provide.”- David Lenhardt, President and Chief Operating Officer, PetSmart.
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