Resident Certified Therapy Dog

Woof! Woof! I’m Bruin, and I grew up at Synergy. When I was just three months old, my momma (Emily) adopted me from the HALO Animal Rescue and brought me to work the next day. For the first few months, I stayed on a leash, worked on my kennel training, and mastered how to greet patients. I also learned not to cross the door from the gym to the waiting room or go out the back door without my momma.

As a puppy, I was stubborn, hardheaded, and didn’t want to obey the rules. My momma knew if I was going to be a real therapy dog, she would need some help from the professionals at Partners Dog Training. So, off to boarding school, I went! After receiving the Canine Good Citizen Certification, completing a number of classes, and passing a series of tests, I became a Certified Therapy Dog (did I mention I took the test on May 25, my first birthday?).

At work, I help patients get through treatment. I observe them while they get manual work done, and I give them a break when they need it. On days I’m being anti-social, you may see me snoozing or looking out the front window. Other than that, I will probably say hi to you and carry around my bone for show and tell. I really like getting my hips scratched, and I love checking the mail. If you aren’t a dog person, don't worry! I will hang out with my momma in the office (I like to be her shadow).

Once I get home, I leave the stress of work behind me! I have a doggy sister named Abigail who I’m fond of, on my own terms. As Abigail's big brother, I show her the ropes. Although, my parents like to say Abigail runs the show. I go on walks and runs for exercise, but I refuse to go more than two miles. I like to take bubble baths in the tub, not with a hose. I don’t like to swim (I'm more of a lay-by-the-pool kind of dog), and when my dad is home, I like to lay down in the office with him, no girls allowed!

Meet The Team

Clinical Director
Director of Operations and Marketing
Physical Therapist Assistant
Front Office Specialist
Resident Certified Therapy Dog