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"Festival in Camarillo feasts on food, fundraising"

Ventura County Star - One of the event highlights was a giant cake made to look like Archie, a 10-year-old black Newfoundland that has been working as a service dog at Casa Pacifica.read more...

"Casa Pacifica celebrates therapy dog Archie's 10th"

Ventura County Star - Archie, a New­foundland therapy dog, is honored for his years of dedication at Casa Pacifica, a Camarillo center for abused and neglected children. On Wednesday, board members and associates from Casa Pacifica sing “Happy Birthday” to the organization’s senior therapy dog, Archie, in honor of his 10th birthday. read more...

"Famed therapy dog in Camarillo gets website"

Ventura County Star - Only the really big dogs have websites. And it's true for Archie, the famed therapy dog at nonprofit Casa Pacifica in Camarillo. The 185-pounder's popularity has earned him a presence on the Internet. read more...

Archie featured in celebrity dog-owner book

In March 2013 Archie was one of the featured star attractions amony other stars at a Beverly Hills book signing. Archie is one of the featured dogs in "A Letter To My Doga heartfelt ode from celebrity dog lovers such as Oprah, Hilary Duff and Tony Bennett, to their devoted companions.

"Ventura County declares 'Archie Day'.."

Ventura County Star - Archie takes his celebrity in stride. Already a star of the Internet, the printed page and the small screen, Casa Pacifica's 165-pound therapy dog appeared before the VC Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to receive a proclamation in his honor. It was a media event... read more...

"Casa Pacifica dog is recovering from surgery"

Ventura County Star - A 160-pound Newfoundland is on the mend after surgery this week and will soon be back to work as a therapy dog for abused, neglected and severely emotionally disturbed children. Archie, the beloved dog who brings smiles to children at the nonprofit Casa Pacifica facility... read more...

"Therapy dog is in need of some help of his own"

Ventura County Star - Archibald Razzmatazz provides much-needed smiles at the Casa Pacifica home for abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children. It's just another day at the office for the 165-pound Newfoundland, who came to Casa Pacifica more than two years ago to be a therapy dog. read more...

"Archie? He's the dog star"

Los Angeles Times - The toddlers spot him the instant he steps out of his office. They swarm him like bees, shouting his name: "Archie! Archie! Archie!" They lean into him, hug him, climb on him. At Casa Pacifica, an oasis for abused, neglected children, patience and calm aren't just virtues; they're job requirements. read more...

"Children find solace with therapy dog"

Seattle Times - Archie has worked at the campus in Camarillo, Calif., for two years, and he doesn't flinch when small hands pull his ears...Kids who are having trouble in school practice reading aloud to him. A toddler who was 11 months old when she arrived at Casa Pacifica spoke her first word there: "Archie." read more...