Samantha the Drug Dog
Samantha is Pine Grove’s most popular team member. Samantha is certified in all drug detection and spends much of her day with Pine Grove staff member Derrick Guinn who oversees Samantha’s schedule and interaction with patients. Derrick works with Samantha regularly to execute drug searches in all Pine Grove areas.
Samantha has really turned out to be a TREAT for all of us at Pine Grove, including patients and staff.
Pine Grove Welcomes Tebow the Drug Dog
Pine Grove is proud to be the new home of a somewhat unconventional staff member who will use his canine charm and talents to help patients in their recovery.
Tebow, a young Labrador Retriever, will provide care to patients by spending time with them in recreational, therapeutic activities while keeping the Pine Grove campus free of substances that could be detrimental to their recovery process. The four-legged friend is currently working on obedience and search and find skills and will soon begin regular rounds at Pine Grove to locate any drugs or alcohol, including prescription drugs.
Tebow is named after Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and comes to Pine Grove from a group in Arkansas who raises dogs specifically for service jobs. Once he is fully on board, Tebow will spend most of his time with handler and full-time Pine Grove employee Derrick Guinn, who worked with the facility's previous service dog, Samantha, who is now semi- retired. While Tebow will take over Samantha's search and find duties, the long-time Pine Grove "employee" will continue to spend time with patients in a therapeutic capacity.
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