Certified therapy Doggo


Dexter is a miniature Groodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle), which makes him non-shedding and hypoallergenic.

Dexter has completed a Professional Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) course for Human-Canine teams and is now a certified Therapy Dog through Lead The Way Institute (LTWI).

LTWI are the leaders within Australia for their AAT courses and certifications and recently have been granted full membership of the IAHAIO (International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organisations).

There are many proven benefits to Animal Assisted Therapy, including increased rapport and relationship building between client and therapist.

Dexter attends sessions with his handler/Mumma Jemma and is known for his calming personality and soft black curls.

Outside of Bloom Well-being Dexter is a brother to his younger sister Malia (Labradoodle) and enjoys chasing bugs, shadows and new adventures.

Quirky fact about Dexter: he will avoid going outside in the rain, even if he needs the toilet!

Please let our team know if you have any concerns or would like Dexter to not attend your scheduled appointments

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Bloom Team Members

Jemma Mathers
Owner and Director
Administrative Assistant
Stacey O'Neil
Clinical Social Worker
Client Intake & Engagement Practitioner
Certified Therapy Doggo
Therapy Dog in Training
Caitlin Thompson
Masters of Social Work Student