How a Woman and Her Rescued Dog Embraced Life Through Volunteering - and How You Can, Too
Wife, mother, and animal lover Dina Mauro sets out to answer this question in the unlikeliest of places, her local hospital. A Dose of Tia explores love, life, and healing. As the human member of her registered animal-assisted interaction team, Mauro recounts her experiences at the hospital in this journal-style memoir with humor and candor, providing life lessons gleaned along the way.
A Dose of Tia inspires readers to tap into their authentic selves, listen to what makes them joyful, and find their exceptional lives. Through the lens of volunteerism, this registered team challenges readers to see the world with fresh eyes, challenge their perspectives, and take action.
“A personal and enlightening glimpse into how giving of yourself to help others is rewarded in unexpected ways through the journey of self-discovery and reflection. This book will speak to your heart and stir you to revisit what really matters in life.“ Diana M. McQuarrie, MSOL / Executive Director |Denver Pet Partners
Tia, an English Pointer, was minutes away from being euthanized before she was rescued four years ago.
“I guess you could say that a rescued dog rescues patients and staff at the hospital. Tia is now giving back to the very species that at one time had no use for her,” explains author and publisher, Dina Mauro.
During her journey, Mauro leaves a fellow volunteer notes from lessons learned:
Today I learned that it’s so important to reach out to others when you’re in need. I spent time with a patient today who had requested a visit. She is doing her part to fill her soul, and what better way than through a dose of Tia?
Dina & Tia
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Volunteer brings Pet Therapy to Hospitals If you are a dog lover and are looking for a way to volunteer, A Dose of Tia will impel you. Dina Mauro explains how she becomes a volunteer at a hospital with her English Pointer, Tia. She takes her readers on their walks through the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, stopping in different rooms bringing smiles to patients. Each chapter of A Dose of Tia is a journal entry describing the patients she and Tia visit. Mauro makes up the patients’ names, as she is not privy to them. The stories are short and written to entertain while bringing awareness to volunteerism. Mauro shares her own thoughts and feelings, stressing the importance of finding the perfect match when deciding to volunteer. A Dose of Tia is written to motivate and enlighten readers that volunteering is important.