Brie Marie and her mom, Julie, are a Community Team volunteering with Project Paws.
Following in her late mom, Lyla’s, footsteps as a therapy dog, Brie took to therapy dog training and thrilled her mom, Julie, with her natural ability to provide comfort and love. Brie is a six-year-old rambunctious Portuguese water dog, full of mischief. Patiently lying-in wait at the bird feeder, Brie is delighted to chase the squirrels. Portuguese water dogs do love the water, acting as a lifeguard, she patrols the pool all summer long, going in and out and looking for frogs. She loves the beach and will go in the water no matter the temperature. Brie is very bright, she knows the difference between work and play, when it’s time to put on her vest she knows she’s going to work. The loss of Brie’s mom, Lyla, in May of 2021 was very difficult for the Obrien Family. The family recently rescued a Portuguese Water dog and Brie has taken to her role as nurturer and has been training her younger sibling. Julie says, ‘Brie and I have such a strong bond, when I look into her beautiful eyes, I feel so blessed to have her in my life.’
Julie is also a member of the Board, click on ‘Meet the Board’ to learn more about Julie.