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"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing
that money can not buy - to whit, the wag of a dog's tail."
Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818 - 1885)

Welcome to Belle the Therapy Dog's official website!

Therapy dogs voluntarily visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers, schools, daycares, and shelters, where they do everything from lift spirits and listen to children read to assist with physical therapy. Therapy dogs have an unconditional love and acceptance of the elderly and handicapped whether they are adults or children. They motivate people to talk, or reminisce on the past or to accomplish something they haven't done in years. It could be as simple as a smile or one unspoken word, but it could be the first time this has happened in forever. Therapy dogs often produce "miracles" by their mere presence.

Murray's Belle of Hydetown, is a three year old ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who has been a therapy dog for nearly two years. Belle was rescued from a Pennsylvania Amish puppy mill by an Ohio rescue/adoption agency (thanks to Vicki). She weighs sixteen pounds and is full of love and affection! Belle is available to visit nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, daycares, and schools.

Murray's Jewel of Hydetown, is a one year old tri-colored, spunky, and adventuresome Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was rescued from a Missouri Breeders' Auction.  Jewel is an AKC canine Good Citizen Award recipient and has recently been registered as a therapy dog through Therapy Dogs Incorporated.  Jewel visits nursing home, hospitals, schools and libraries under the TD Inc.  umbrella and is newest member of the PAWS 4 Reading and Caring program!

If you have enjoyed a visit from Belle or Jewel, the Therapy Dogs, why not email them?
Belle and Jewel have their very own email address
and are always happy to hear from their friends!
Contact Information
If you wish to learn more about Belle and/or Jewel and their handler, or the services that Belle and Jewel can provide, please feel free to contact Cynthia Kline via any of the following:

Belle, Jewel and Hattie of PAWS 4 Reading  and Caring, Inc.
Therapy Dog Visits:
  • H 814.817-9222
  • C 814.671-9044
  • 41393 Murray Street

               Hydetown, PA 16328

Belle and Jewel are R.E.A.D. Dogs

PAWS 4 Reading

Children Reading to Dogs
The objective of this program is to provide a relaxed, "dog-friendly" atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skills of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant (like reading to a friendly, attentive Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Belle!).

Please contact Belle, Jewel  or their handler for more information about the Reading Education Assistance Dog program.