As part of giving back to the community, Suzanne Diddel and Elaine Doran are active "Good Dog" volunteers with their dogs Nike and Zoey. They have been visiting the Bendheim Cancer Center at Greenwich Hospital and other hospitals and schools every week for many years.
The Good Dog Foundation (Good Dog) was founded as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1998. Good Dog’s mission is to ease human suffering and promote recovery from trauma and stress using animal-assisted therapy services that are recognized as among the most innovative and reliable in the United States. This is accomplished through the use of professionally-trained and supervised volunteer teams who work to aid the healing process in humans and enhance clients’ quality of life.