30: Barbara Brady-Smith’s Therapy Dogs, Julie & Jack: Share the Joy Photography

Barbara Brady-Smith shares about her two therapy dogs, Julie and Jack, and the positive impact they have on a wide range of people – from young children to people in…

hospice care, near the end of their lives.

Barbara is an award-winning animal photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area with her business, Share the Joy Photography. She has photographed dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and snakes! In our first interview (episode 29), Barbara shares awesome tips for great pet photos and some of her favorite moments behind the camera.

Jill and Jack are her two Golden Retrievers. Sunny was her first Golden Retriever.

Share the Joy Photography

Share the Joy Photography is Barbara’s pet photography service


Share the Joy’s Facebook Page


Barbara teaches photography classes!


Animal Therapy Resources

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)


The Ten Test Items for Canine Good Citizen


  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  2. Sitting Politely for Petting
  3. Appearance and Grooming
  4. Out for a Walk (Walking On a Loose Lead)
  5. Walking Through a Crowd
  6. Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
  7. Coming When Called
  8. Reaction to Another Dog
  9. Reaction to Distraction
  10. Supervised Separation

Some Therapy Dog organizations


Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pet Hug Pack in Walnut Creek, California is the organization Barbara belongs to. Patricia Mills is Barbara’s contact


Hospice of the East Bay Pet Pals


Hospice of the East Bay Bridge Program


All of Pawprint’s music is composed by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is a musician based in Australia, and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops http://vanillagroovestudios.com http://soundcloud.com/luke-gartnerbrereton

If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our introductory podcast episode, “Fifty Puppies and a Podcast.” http://thisispawprint.com/000

Pawprint (or Paw Print) is a weekly podcast dedicated to animal rescue, adoption, and the heroes who make it happen. Volunteer, adopt, or foster a dog, cat, rabbit, or other wonderful pet through your local shelter, humane society, SPCA, pound, and animal control. http://thisispawprint.com or http://animalrescuepodcast.com

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