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Dog Obedience Class – Starts Wednesday February 20th, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018


Next Class Starts Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 PM

Training dogs all in a day’s work for Tyrone couple

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Paradise owners and spouses Lori Grigg and Jack Grigg spend their days training service dogs.

Service dog, student make a dynamic duo

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Service dog, student make a dynamic duo!

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Paradise Dog Training teaches pups to be man’s best friend

Thursday, June 6th, 2013


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Therapy Dogs at Providence Hospital featured in Thunder Roads Magazine.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Taylor and his assistance dog Zipper


Murphy on the job at St. John River District with handler Jud


Foster puppy Henry being raised by Celeste DeRoche and Rev. Gail Geisenhainer of Ann Arbor


Basic training graduation, March 2012


March 2012 Graduates

Tri-County Times Article: Dogs Sniff Out Sneaky Bedbugs

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Tyrone Twp. — Ditto the Golden Retriever, 3, watches her owner, Lori Grigg, closely. When Grigg says, “Find it,” Ditto dashes off to an armchair and sniffs between the seat cushions.

Inside the cushions is a small, glass vial containing little, reddish-brown bedbug. Ditto sits to indicate her find, wagging her feathery tail and accepting a dog treat.

Lori and her husband, Jack Grigg, of Paradise Dog Training, are teaching their Golden Retrievers to find bedbugs. The Griggs will be working with exterminators Ryan Lamb, of Howell, and Steven Simpson, of Hazel Park. Once the dogs locate the bloodsucking insects, they and their handlers leave and the exterminators do their work, Lori said.

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Facility Dog Dexter featured on Canidae Pet Foods Website!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013


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St. John’s Providence Hospital Welcomes New K9 Team!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

SJMOH is ready to welcome Mac to the team as she starts her new career at the Macomb Center next week. In preparation for Monday’s arrival of the two-year-old female Golden Retriever, volunteer handlers completed three training sessions this week. During the 12 hours of training, the participants got to work with all four members of the East Region’s new canine contingent, and gave them all the highest marks for teamwork, kindness, patience, intelligence, and of course, cuteness.

Before the dogs met their human teammates, they completed months of training to be ready for their work with our patients and visitors. Like any good teachers, they stayed calm as their new handlers learned how to work with the dogs and the rules of doggie etiquette in a hospital setting. Wherever the dogs went with their handlers, they got a warm reception from associates and patients. By the end of Day 3, all of the dogs shared the sentiments of the Oakland Center’s Quinn, as he took a well deserved breather after a day of hard work!


Shown here, l-r, are Macomb Volunteer Pat Murphy with SJHMC’s Hope, Deborah Long from Macomb Lab, Janet Silvestri from Macomb Volunteer Services with Mac, Macomb Volunteer Donna Garner with SJRD’s RD (or Ardie), Macomb Volunteer Mary Ann Mosher, Macomb Volunteer Arnold Hock, and Katey Petrilli from SJMOH Biomed with the Oakland Center’s Quinn. Vicki Delicruz, another new Macomb volunteer handler, is not pictured. Laurel Allor, Macomb Administration, and her family are providing the permanent home for Mac, while Katey Petrilli and Mary Beth Day, Marketing, will provide two alternate homes for Mac when the Allors are away.