HCSD Emotional Support Division Therapy Dog Request Form


In an effort to boost the spirits of the staff, the people in our care and custody, and the members of the public with whom we engage, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi recently added a team of therapy dogs to the roster.

Under the direction of trainer Nina Valentino, the Emotional Support Division of the department is comprised of four staff members who are paired with therapy dogs in training. To request a therapy dog visit from a member of our team, please fill out the form below and be detailed in your request so we can best help you.

Therapy dogs part of Hampden County Sheriff’s new Emotional Support Division (MassLive)