Dina Mauro, author of A DOSE OF TIA

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“A personal and enlightening glimpse into how giving of yourself to help others is rewarded in unexpected ways through the journey of self-discovery and reflection. This book will speak to your heart
and stir you to revisit what really matters in life.“

- Diana M. McQuarrie, MSOL Executive Director, Denver Pet Partners

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How a Woman and Her Rescued Dog Embraced Life Through Volunteering - and How You Can, Too.

How Does One Create an Exceptional Life?

Wife, mother, and animal lover Dina Mauro sets out to answer this question in the unlikeliest of places, her local hospital. A DOSE OF TIA explores love, life, and healing. As the human member of her registered animal-assisted interaction team, Mauro recounts her experiences at the hospital in this journal-style memoir with humor and candor, providing life lessons gleaned along the way.

 A DOSE OF TIA inspires readers to tap into their authentic selves, listen to what makes them joyful, and find their exceptional lives. Through the lens of volunteerism, this registered team challenges readers to see the world with fresh eyes, challenge their perspectives, and take action.

During her journey, Mauro leaves a fellow volunteer notes from lessons learned

Hi Jim!

Today I learned that it’s so important to reach out to others when you’re in need. I spent time with a patient today who had requested a visit. She is doing her part to fill her soul, and what better way than through a dose of Tia?
                                                                 —Dina & Tia

Dina Mauro welcomes her readers, "I invite you to take a walk with Tia and I. As you stroll through the pages, I hope our hospital visits with patients and their families will whisk you away. As you step in further, maybe you will gain from my personal journey and receive new tips on how to find your unique path, as it speaks to your individuality."

Tia, a young English Pointer, was minutes away from being euthanized. Take a walk with her as she changes the lives of patients and staff at a Denver area hospital.


"Every time I finish a chapter, I get chills. A Dose of Tia warms my heart and soul."     - Kathy, Ft. Collins CO

 I just finished reading A Dose of Tia and wanted you to know how deeply it affected me.  You have so many wise insights that everyone can relate to.  I, too, am a hospice volunteer and the proud owner of an elderly retired therapy dog.  My dog is a corgi named Barbara Pym and I have fond memories of how she used to light up faces when she would visit patients. Your book is a gift to us all - it will be shared with friends and relatives. With many thanks for your gift of self....with affection."  - Hartley Bennett, Phoenix AZ

“How do you teach humility, compassion and passion? As a high school teacher, I often ask myself that question. I am going to find a way to integrate A DOSE OF TIA into our curriculum or assign it as extra credit. These are lessons that my students can learn, re-read and reference as life takes them by storm.” – Kelly, San Diego CA

“You put into words so eloquently, what many of us less brave souls, are thinking.”
   – JoAnna, Seattle WA

“Last week, a friend of mine gave me a copy of A DOSE OF TIA. I thought she was crazy, because she knows that I am not much of a reader. I opened it up last night and stayed up almost all night until I finished your beautifully written, smartly crafted work of art. I cried my eyes out and laughed until I couldn’t breathe. I lost sleep, but I gained perspective. Thank you, Dina!!” – Melissa, New York NY

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