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A Dose of Tia: How a Woman and Her Rescued Dog Embraced Life Through Volunteering - and How You Can, Too

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How does one create an exceptional life? Wife, mother, and animal lover Dina Mauro sets out to answer this question in the unlikeliest of places, her local hospital. A Dose of Tia explores love, life, and healing. As the human member of her registered animal-assisted interaction team, Mauro recounts her experiences at the hospital in this journal-style memoir with humor ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 18th 2012 by Special Solutions
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Mary
Jan 16, 2013 Mary rated it liked it
Volunteer brings Pet Therapy to Hospitals

If you are a dog lover and are looking for a way to volunteer, A Dose of Tia will impel you. Dina Mauro explains how she becomes a volunteer at a hospital with her English Pointer, Tia. She takes her readers on their walks through the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, stopping in different rooms bringing smiles to patients.

Each chapter of A Dose of Tia is a journal entry describing the patients she and Tia visit. Mauro makes up the patients’ nam
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Melissa
Jan 14, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
**This book was received as a free advanced reviewers copy**

I've always wanted to do more volunteering. But work, commutes, and other things have led me to believe that I just don't have the time. Which is false, I do, but I need to find a volunteer opportunity that I'm passionate about. Which is what Mauro explains and lives in this book. She shows that if you have passion, it's not an obligation, but rather a way of life.

Through little stories and vignettes, Mauro tells about how she adopted T
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Betty
Feb 13, 2013 Betty rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read animal stories, they usually have me crying throughout much of the story. But as a staunch supporter of animal rescue, whether retired working animals, abandoned pets or wildlife, when I was approached to do an honest review, I knew I had to take this one on. One reason is the full title "A Dose of Tia - How a Woman and Her Rescued Dog Embraced Life Through Volunteering - and How You Can, Too."

This book by Dina Mauro is written from the heart as a journal. It taught me ma
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Lisa Kearns
Jun 24, 2013 Lisa Kearns rated it it was amazing
I received this book directly from the author, and knew I would love it before I even opened it. The photo of Tia on the cover is enough to make any animal lover smile, and community service is a subject dear to my heart.

Dina Mauro compiled stories from her journal about her search for a meaningful and rewarding way to volunteer her time. She and her dog (Tia) are licensed to visit hospitals, schools and nursing homes, bringing comfort and a calming influence to people who (sometimes desperately
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Elizabeth
This is a very sweet book about the author's moving and rewarding experience volunteering in a hospital with her dog Tia. Animal lovers will adore it, and if you're not an animal lover, you might be surprised at the ability of a dog to elicit response and even healing when a human cannot.

If you're feeling the urge to do volunteer work of any kind, but don't know where to start, this book might inspire you to think about your interests and passions and be willing to try different things until the
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Damaskcat
Feb 15, 2013 Damaskcat rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this inspiring little book but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read something inspirational but at the same time down to earth. The author wanted to do some volunteer work but couldn’t find anything which appealed to her until she decided to take part in a pet volunteer scheme with her dog, Tia. She visits her local hospital and calls on patients so that they can interact with both her and Tia. She finds it very satisfying and can often ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Mar 31, 2013 Dani C. (Paulette's Papers) rated it really liked it
This book is not one I would normally read. I read for enjoyment so I don’t read books that are non-fiction. I am happy that I decided to make an exception in this case.

A Dose of Tia is a kind of memoir filled with small stories about how the author, Dina Mauro, fills her time volunteering at a local hospital. She and her dog Tia visit the patients, family members and staff that they come across, trying to brighten their day with a little bit of kindness. In each story Dina comes across a thoug
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K
Apr 01, 2013 K rated it really liked it
A Dose of Tia by Dina Mauro tells the story of the author’s decision to bring her rescued dog, Tia, to volunteer in hospitals so that they both can brighten the days of the people who need it most. After looking for just the right facility, Dina finally finds a place that allows her to make a difference in the lives of many; Tia, an incredibly gregarious dog, comforts patients, entertains children, and soothes families in each visit. While reading the book, I realized that even little things can ...more
Monique
Jan 09, 2013 Monique rated it liked it
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I love volunteering. The idea that Dina volunteered with her dog was awesome. The stories were unique but seemed a bit random and at times hard to follow. The resources and suggestions of volunteer ideas are great for someone looking for opportunities. The fact that Dina stepped out on faith and started something new is exactly what we (as Americans) need to do more often - volunteer and spread love with others. Thanks for sharing your story.
Julia Simpson-Urrutia
This was a good book about a woman who visits sick people with her dog, Tia. She is not pushy or annoying and she doesn't preach. She is just a really nice lady with a really nice dog.
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