AMR Therapy Dog
October 8, 2020
Rampart, a therapy dog with American Medical Response San Bernardino County, recently passed his Certified Therapy Dog exam.
AMR acquired Rampart, a 1½-year-old goldendoodle, when he was 10 weeks old. Rampart started basic obedience classes when he was 4 months old and continued through advanced obedience classes, according to a news release.
When he was 8 months old, he received his Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC), passing tests of American Kennel Club standards of obedience. After that, he started with a therapy dog group, but that group was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rampart has visited all San Bernardino County AMR and Reach operations for various visits and after criticalcalls. He has also visited the Victor Valley paramedic program and local hospitals to meet with their staff after some critical calls to provide emotional support, according to the news release.
Now that he is certified, Rampart joins the Global Medical Response therapy dog team as one of 22 dogs across the country ready to respond to caretakers wherever he is assigned.
Rampart’s handlers are Mike Romo, operations manager at AMR in Victorville, and Leonardo Lara, operations manager at AMR in Victorville.