Dash Winter

November 1, 2019


The staff of Bradshaw-Carter wishes to share this tribute for Dash, a licensed therapy dog, written by his mom and handler, Angela. Dash was willing to provide comfort to the families of Bradshaw-Carter, and to countless charitable organizations in the greater Houston area. Dash and his family are in our thoughts:

Dash lived all of his 10 years to the fullest.  He was a member of Pets With A Mission Therapy group.

He loved to share his joy with everyone.  He never met anyone he didn’t like. 

Dash did his therapy work in many capacities.  His favorite passion was his work doing Animal Assisted Therapy at TIRR(Therapeutic Institute for Research and Rehabilitation) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands.  He was the first dog to begin the program 6 years ago and we watched as it expanded to 5 Therapy Teams visiting TIRR.

Dash enjoyed many different Therapy roles.  He was part of the R.E.A.D. Dog Team and worked with children at many different schools in the area.  He also participated in programs for children in special programs at a variety of schools.  One of his favorite events was participating in Stress Relief Days at high schools and colleges throughout the greater Houston area. The list of events is varied and long.  He did charity run/walks, hospital baby fairs, costume parades, visits to senior living facilities, educational appearances, emergency shelters and many other events and locations.  He was happy to go wherever there was a need no matter where it was or what was required of him – just so long as he could be with people and bring them whatever peace joy and encouragement he could.

At home he was a well loved and spoiled member of the family.  He loved his cats, guinea pigs, foster brothers and most especially his human family.  He was never more than a few steps away from his family.  He brought a peace and sense of being “home” to whoever he was near.  He had a wonderful extended family of friends to care for him and always be there for him. 

He leaves a lasting legacy behind in the form of his foster brothers.  He was a role model and an excellent teacher to 2 young pups that he fostered from puppyhood to adult.  Both dogs were members of Canine Companions for Independence and went on to become successful graduates performing duties as a Service Dog and a member of a police department as the Facility Dog.

He is missed everyday.


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