Archie and Me

The great healer, Archie brought untold amounts of joy, comfort and healing to hundreds of children and youth at the most trying times in their lives. With his gentle disposition and uncanny wisdom, he provided unconditional love and generated countless smiles. This special book, along with our current therapy dogs, carry on the legacy of our original Newfoundland therapy dog, Archie. All proceeds from the book go directly to The Archie Fund, which, just like Archie, helps the children and youth of Casa Pacifica in unique and meaningful ways.

Written by Chandra Gonsales, M.S.

Chandra has been working in the nonprofit mental health community since 2005. She is a strong advocate for children, youth and adults - empowering those around her to do whatever it takes to ensure the permanency, safety and well-being of our community's next generation. She is actively involved in community outreach and stigma reduction and is the founder of Project HOPE, a homeless advocacy and engagement project. A former Casa Pacifica Employee of the Year, Chandra now lives n Northern California with her family, their three dogs, two chickens and one cat.

Illustrated by Patricia Reeder Eubank

Patricia Reeder Eubank and her husband live on a small ranch in Central California. She loves all animals but most especially Newfies, having had several. She always puts at least one Newfie picture in each of her books. Her family includes four grown children, three grandchildren, a Newfie, a Great Pyrenees, four cats, five horses and one Scottish Highland cow. Since studying art at Principia College, LA Art Center and, recently, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, she has illustrated 17 books. Watercolor, pencil and digital painting are all her favorite mediums.

Books are available for purchase here.



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