Kevin Ferra- Therapy Dogs of Pittsburgh

Kevin Ferra (in his own words): Founding Partner of Ferra Executive Search, a boutique recruitment firm that focuses on the higher education and healthcare industries. I originally named my dog “Oprah” in honor of my grandmother that suffered from dementia to help as a memory recall for others suffering as I wanted to train her to become a therapy dog. That quickly turned into sponsoring 21 dogs to receive full therapy dog training as the “Therapy Dogs Of Pittsburgh“. This group is already providing an outlet digitally and at universities/hospitals/airport in the area.

Show Notes: Kevin Ferra, Therapy Dogs of Pittsburgh – contact info:




Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA

Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, PA

Doggin’ Pittsburgh – 50 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in Southwest Pennsylvania – Doug Gelbert

60 Hikes with 60 Miles: Pittsburgh – Donna Ruff

Best Hikes Pittsburgh: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls – Bob Frye

South Side Marina, Pittsburgh, PA (Fox Chapel Marine Sales & Service)

FitLabPGH Features Profile of Juno Hoover (Chocolate Lab, Therapy Dog)

10 Pittsburgh-area pets with Instagram Accounts Better Than You – TribLive by Jonna Miller

The Dog Stop Training & Fitness Center, Pittsburgh, PA (Strip District)

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