Officers and Staff
Assistant to the Director
UMM's very own therapy dog ARCHIE is a Goldendoodle and was born January 1, 2020. He lives with his handler, Officer Kathy Dingman and her family and accompanies Officer Dingman to work when she is scheduled. Archie attended Canine Cabin Training Camp for 6 weeks in the summer of 2020. He worked on obedience drills and other skills that will assist him in passing his therapy dog certification test. A dog and their handler are allowed to take the therapy dog test for Pet Partners Certification after the dog is one year old.
The UMM Candace Day Altonen Therapy Dog Program is made possible by generous contributions. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support Archie and the Therapy Dog Program, please contact Public Safety at 320-589-6000, email Lt. Rob Velde, or the Office of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-589-6386. You may also give directly to the Candace Day Altonen Therapy Dog Program Fund.