Healing Hounds – About Us

Healing Hounds – About Us

The Healing Hounds Mission

To provide playful interaction between certified therapy dogs and first responders for the purpose of reducing job related stress by capturing the health and wellness benefits of the human-animal bond.

We partner with first responder agencies and counseling services to help reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue, and emotional unrest that first responders experience as part of their job. Our specially-trained dogs are loving and affectionate and offer first responders an opportunity to connect in a healthy and safe way.

Meet the team

You’ll see us visiting fire houses, police stations, dispatch centers, First Responder community events, and counseling facilities!

Nancy Brandt

Founder & Executive Director

Nancy Brandt is a former Criminal Investigator for the State of Colorado as well as a former civilian employee for the Denver Police Department and Denver County Court. Prior to that Nancy spent many years working as a Paralegal, and part-time as a legislative aide.

Christina White

Vice President
  • AKC Certified S.T.A.R. Puppy/CGC/Community Canine/Urban CGC Evaluator
  • Owner/Operator of Golden Misfits K9 Academy
  • President/Founder of Golden Misfits Golden Retriever Rescue


Therapy K9


Therapy K9


Therapy K9


Therapy K9

Our Supporters

  • Bentley’s PETstuff
  • Boulder Police Department
  • Colorado NonProfit Association
  • Colorado Outdoor Dogs
  • Denver 911
  • Denver Fire Department
  • Denver Police Department
  • Denver Police Foundation
  • Denver Sheriff Department
  • Department of Public Safety –
    • City and County of Denver
  • Design Dog Studio
  • El Abuelo Family Restaurant
  • Elbert County Sheriff’s Office
  • Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Elizabeth Brewing Company
  • Everso Labs
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Franktown Firearms
  • Helping Heroes Colorado
  • Hudson Police Department
  • Iron Horse Armory
  • Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply
  • Park County Sheriff’s Office
  • Parker Counseling and Education Services
  • Rocky Mountain Families Behind the Lines
  • Ruff Responders K9 Academy
  • Rugged Retrievers
  • Six Degrees Studio
  • Starbucks
  • Steve Warneke Productions
  • Versatility Creative Group
  • Welcome Home Brewery
  • XLVII’s Bakery