Our mission is to bring comfort to children, to enhance the experience of learning, and to enrich the lives of our canine and human volunteers.

Author Archives: Sharon Fleck

Welcome to the 2018 Spring Roxy Reporter

Yes, it is Spring! What a winter! Roxy Teams have been busy offering comfort and support. We truly appreciate our loyal “UNDERDOGS” Eagles fans who generously donated to win a signed 2018 Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles Football. Congratulations to our winners, Phil Flynn and Joe McCans! You are all “TOP DOGS” to us at… Continue Reading

Roxy Helps Del Val Students Study Stress in Therapy Dogs

Much research has been done about how therapy dogs impact the people they serve, however not many studies have been done on how the therapy dogs are impacted. Roxy Therapy Dogs proudly partnered with two local Delaware Valley University students to study stress and its impact on the actual therapy dogs. The research results have… Continue Reading

An Interview with Roxy Team Janet and Nike

Janet Stavrides and her dog Nike visit elementary school classes weekly, the high schools and Del Val for a research project. They visit Pedia Manor and the Courthouse too. If that isn’t busy enough, they also support Roxy community events and visit a local Assisted Living Facility. We sat down with Janet to learn more… Continue Reading

Roxy Therapy Dogs President Receives Doylestown Rotary Club Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/30/2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Ashenfelter PHONE: 215-896-2389 EMAIL: jenniferashenfelter@gmail.com   DOYLESTOWN, PA: Sharon Fleck, president of Roxy Therapy Dogs, Inc. (RTD) received the prestigious 4 Way Test Award from the Doylestown Rotary Club at its annual ceremony on April 25, 2018. The award recognizes volunteers who demonstrate promotion of the 4 guiding principles… Continue Reading


Another beloved Roxy canine volunteer, sweet Irina, passed away recently. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing her will miss her dearly. Please see the attached note from her handler, Anne. To all my fellow Roxy Therapy Dog Volunteers, With a very heavy heart, I write that my dear sweet Irina passed peacefully… Continue Reading