Dixie is a 9 year old Golden Doodle who weighs about 60 pounds, though she looks much larger because of her fur. Because of the Poodle in her, she requires regular trips to the groomer for baths and trims. Dixie is the life of the party at CCS! She is playful, loves people, and is full of fun! Dixie has great dog sense and is usually the first to meet client dogs. 

Meet The CCS Pack!

8 dogs make up our personal pack. Dogs can learn a lot from being part of a pack in addition to what they can learn from people. This is called "pack immersion" therapy,

Tessa is a 7 year old Lab/Pitbull mix. She came to CCS originally as a client dog. Tessa is extremely friendly and very good with people and other dogs. She is often one of the first dogs we pick to come along when we go to do school programs or other demonstrations.






Toby is a 6 year old Bichon Frise/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix who weighs about 25 pounds. Toby is a wonderfully behaved dog! For the longest time, we didn't even know what his bark sounded like because he did so so seldomly. Toby is great with other dogs and is very sweet. He is the other primary dog to come along to programs and presentations.


Dewey is a 9 year old Pitbull mix who weighs about 50 pounds. He has been with us since he was about a year and a half old. Dewey is a sweet dog who loves playing with toys and riding in the car!


Harley was our Yorkshire/Norfolk Terrier mix. He was a rescued pup, so we never knew his exact age. Though we didn't know much about Harley's past, we did know it's likely that he was a puppy mill dog due to his severe fear/anxiety and lack of social skills. He made remarkable improvement over the years that he spent with us. 





Sadie was a Feist and was our resident elderly lady for several years. We didn't know her exact age because she was elderly when she came to us. Sadie was  such a sweetheart with a low-key and enjoyable presence. 


Marilyn is our 7 pound Chihuahua. She is about 6 years old. She came to us originally as a client and foster dog, and we decided to keep her. She is the tiniest dog in our pack and loves to romp around the yard with other small dogs (and some larger ones, too!). 


Raven was our 100 pound German Shepherd who served as pack alpha for most of her 14 years of life. She was such an asset to CCS that she serves as the company logo. She was a loyal and intelligent companion, and we were thankful for the many roles she served both for the business and our family. Raven crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Summer 2013.

In Memory...


Tigger was the oldest member our pack had ever had! She regularly assisted with Coaching Calls and training. Tigger's calm, steady, quiet presence is certainly missed by our CCS family. Tigger crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Summer 2013 at the ripe old age of 19 years!


Pip belongs to Valerie's oldest daughter, Amanda. She is an 8 year old Sheltie/Shepherd mix who was rescued from an abandoned yard in Siler City, NC. Pip weighs about 40 pounds and is extremely intelligent and energetic. Pip is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. She regularly makes visits to assisted living facilities and schools. She also helps with training by serving as a new dog to introduce to client dogs who have been staying with us for vacation training. 


Cassie is a 10 pound Rat Terrier who is 5 years old. She also belongs to Valerie's daughter, Amanda. Cassie knows when to be energetic and playful as well as when to be calm and attentive. She assists with CCS special events and also aids in client dog training by acting as a well behaved new dog for them to meet. 


Buggs was a Boston Terrier who came to be a part of our pack after spending time in about 10 different homes. He was an older boy and so very sweet, with a few PTSD problems likely stemming from his past of being passed around from home to home. Unfortunately Buggs had only been with us for about a year when he passed away after a series of unexpected seizures.