Handcrafted with Love in the USA

Trouble the Dog® is a global children’s character made entirely in America. A large percentage of plush Trouble the Dog purchases are made by families of kids who want to give something special to a friend going through a hard time. A proven therapy dog, Trouble is "on call" 24/7.
Trouble the Dog® is a global children’s character made entirely in America. A large percentage of plush Trouble the Dog purchases are made by families of kids who want to give something special to a friend going through a hard time. A proven therapy dog, Trouble is “on call” 24/7.

Eight-Year-Old Pays It Forward to Help Other Foster Kids

Efforts Bring Comfort to More Than 100 Children

Eight-year-old Darius Noonan, who resides North of Boston, has a new adventure. He wants to pay it forward to help other foster children in Massachusetts.

Darius was adopted from foster care by Kevin and Maria Noonan. “My son said Trouble made him feel better and made him feel safe [during his time in foster care], because he knew what trouble felt like… and he still sleeps with Trouble every night,” Maria says. 

In fact, Darius received such great comfort from a gift of the Trouble the Dog plush toy and storybook, that he decided he wants to help give Trouble the Dog to other children in foster care.

Inspired by their son, Darius’s parents posted a message on Facebook. “We are trying to help our son Darius with his new adventure to pay it forward to help out other foster children in and around this area with Trouble the Dog. Darius is raising money to give as many kids in foster care a Trouble the dog, so they can have hope of better days!  If you can donate, please donate to us at @dsnoonan12 on Venmo or by check. Thank you everyone for listening to Darius’s story!” 

The result: In just a few days, enough money was raised for more than 100 plush dogs and books to be ordered for children in foster care… all thanks to little Darius.

Buy a plush Trouble the Dog for a child in need!

If you wish to follow Darius’s lead and give a Trouble the Dog to a child in need, simply use the button below. We will handle shipping directly to the recipient from Trouble HQ. Thank you for your generosity!

NewsCenter 5 Features A Special Trouble Donation

Jerry, a compassionate 6th grader, spent months raising money to buy Trouble plush dogs for kids going through tough times. Check out his story right here.