About Me

Hi I'm Rosie. I am interested in raising awareness and researching the therapeutic partnerships of dogs and people - dogs that can assist, provide therapy and help to save lives. This website will explore the work of these extraordinary dogs. Follow amazing tales of man’s best friend. Contribute with your ideas and personal stories.

I have worked in both public and nonprofit sectors for 20 years with a wide range of charities and nonprofit organisations as a successful Research, Development and Fundraising Manager.

I hold a Cambridge MBA, am a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA) and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Management (FCIM).

In the UK, I worked in the field of community and economic development, establishing charities, training volunteers and board members, supporting organisations to become self-sufficient.

In Australia, I combined my passion for animals and people working with two wonderful national charities Assistance Dogs Australia and Riding for the Disabled that utilise the human-animal bond to assist people with a disability. I also volunteer with The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation (AARF) which promotes evidence-based research on the value of human-animal interactions.



  1. Hi Rosie

    A terrific blog - well done. Please feel free to get in touch. I run www.anthrozoology.org


  2. Hi Rosie,

    I'm blown away by your blog! It's got everything I want my blog to have. I would love to compare notes with you some time and perhaps have you write a guest post. My blog is www.animalshelpheal.blogspot.com


    1. Hi Sarah

      Thanks for your feedback, its very much appreciated and I would love to link up, compare notes, write a guest post, etc.

    2. You can also contact me on Linkedin


  3. I work at a Head Start (non-profit) in PA. We are interested in having a resident therapy dog to assist in program rooms - especially with children with special needs and behavioral issues. Any input you could offer on how we would go about this would be greatly appreciated.

  4. I would start by contacting Therapy Dogs United at www.therapydogsunited.org and ask to speak to Patricia Van Zandt Christianson - Executive Director & Founder. She should be able to advise you on whether her organisation can help you or put you in touch with another similar organisation that can assist your Head Start program. Good Luck!!!

    NB: Therapy Dogs United are based at Therapy Dogs United 1940 West 8th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16505.


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