Therapy Dogs Boulder County = TDBC

Who we are:

  1. The TDBC is a group of like-minded people (and their dogs) gathered together to enhance and perform the wonderful services of therapy dog work for Boulder County, Colorado and surrounding areas.
  2. The TDBC is a website attempting to bring all therapy dog teams operating in Boulder County, Colorado together in one place in an effort to help coordinate the operations and successes of all approved therapy dog programs inside and nearby in the County.
  3. Everyone working inside the TDBC as therapy dog teams (a team is a handler and their household pet dog) are VOLUNTEERS.  They are not allowed to accept payment for their actual visits.


Our Goal:  To bring about thousands of smiles per week via hundreds of teams visiting retirement communities, schools, libraries, hospitals and many special events to help provide some peaceful moments during stressful times. 

Our Leadership Group

Directors, Officers and Advisory Council

Daryl Holle & Tilda



Daryl Holle, President & Executive Director:  TDBC Director of Therapy Dog Programs & Events, TDBC Website upkeep, TDBC group email lists

Jane Collier & Cooper



Jane Collier, Vice Chair & Treasurer, Director:  CU Library Events Coordinator & TDBC Consultant, Listserv Maintenance/Backup, TDBC Team Database Maintenance

Jane and Cooper have been a therapy dog team since he was one year old.  They visit Longmont United Hospital, Alta Vita Memory Care Center, and spent a lot of time on the CU campus helping the students relax and unload stress. He’s a smile maker!

Sharon Lake & Buddy



Sharon Lake, Secretary, Director:  TDBC School Program Facilitator & Special Ed Programs

Sue Dague & Cadie



Sue Dague, Director:  TDBC Boulder County Comfort Dogs Coordinator

Wendy Shefte & Pepper



Wendy Shefte, Director:  CU Dorms & Other CU Events Coordinator, Instagram Administrator

Wendy started doing therapy dog work when her last kid left for college and she needed to do some nurturing work. Pepper has been a therapy dog for 4 years, and specializes in work with kids. He loves it more than food.

Maury Radin & Ollie



Maury Radin, Director: Facility Liaison, New Program Analyst and Special Events Coordinator


Jennifer McLaughlin & Gracie



Jennifer McLaughlin, Director: TDBC Website Development/Maintenance, Backup Administrator

Despite being a livestock guard dog, providing therapy to humans is Gracie’s calling! Jennifer and Gracie primarily visit Nederland Elementary, CU, and the Boulder Justice Center.

Brooke Terpening & Mango



Brooke Terpening, Advisory Council:  TDBC Facebook Admin for Longmont United Hospital, TDBC Speaker, Legal Advisor, 501(c)(3)