It is with heavy hearts for us to say that we lost one of our beloved therapy dogs, Tiny Dunphy.
Tiny, a Great Pyrenes, lived to be 8 years old. He visited the ECCAC about once a month for the last 2 years. He was a gentle giant who brought great comfort to many of our children. We will miss seeing his sweet face at the ECCAC but we know he is looking down on us in doggy heaven.
Tiny, a trained therapy dog, was owned/handled by John and Lisa Dunphy. Together, they helped make the day a little better and brighter for child victims receiving services at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC).
Tiny is survived by Marlin, a Border Collie, who is still a therapy dog at the ECCAC. The Dunphy’s got the rescue dogs from a kennel in Kansas City. They have since passed the testing and training to be certified as TPC (Therapy Patient Connections) Good Citizenship Dogs. The Dunphy’s and their dogs have also been through training Animal Assisted Interaction classes.