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Ash the Fire Dog

A therapy dog wearing a vest sits among firefighter gear.


Meet Ash, the heartwarming therapy dog of the Rescue Fire Department, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of its courageous members. A beloved Bernedoodle mix, Ash brings comfort and joy to those who serve tirelessly in times of crisis. Generously donated by Hearts4HeroesUSA, Ash embodies the spirit of compassion and service.

With her hypoallergenic nature, Ash ensures that everyone can benefit from her presence without worry. She's not just a furry friend; she's a certified therapy animal, having completed her AKC Canine Good Citizen training and registered as part of a therapy animal team through Pet Partners. This means she's not only adorable but also highly trained to provide the support and care needed in challenging situations.

In the demanding world of first responders, the toll on mental health can be immense. That's where Ash steps in, offering proactive assistance in the form of critical incident stress relief and decompression. Her role goes beyond just being a cute face; she actively promotes mental health and wellness among the firefighting community.

For those seeking more information about the incredible work of Hearts4Heroes, visit And for a daily dose of Ash's adventures and uplifting moments, be sure to follow her on Instagram @ashthefiredog83. Ash isn't just a dog; she's a beacon of hope and support for those who dedicate their lives to helping others.

Read about Ash in the Mountain Democrat

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