Pet Partner Profile: Lydia and Daisy Mae

DaisyLydia’s Pet Partner is Daisy Mae, a six-year-old Papillon, who at six pounds is possibly the smallest member of DOC. Daisy Mae’s size may be small, but she carries a big visit calendar: Wynwood West (assisted living), Avalon (assisted living & memory care), a R.E.A.D. program at the Cambridge Community Library, and filling in for other R.E.A.D. programs.  Daisy is also registered with Lydia’s two daughters, Justine and Madeleine.  Daisy particularly enjoys long-standing relationships with residents; she has been visiting Wynwood and Avalon for four years now, and has known some residents since the beginning.

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Pet Partner Profile: Sue and Molly

Sue and MollySue took the runt of the litter, whom no one wanted. That was lucky for all of us, as Chocolate Lab Molly, now 12 years old, has made so many people happy during visits at the Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, the VA Hospital’s psychiatry inpatient unit, UW dorms,numerous R.E.A.D. sessions, and many meet-and-greets around the area.

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Hospital Visits Bring Smiles!

DogsBuddyStMHospital On Call teams visit all Madison area hospitals and brighten the day of patients, visitors, and staff. The dogs get constant attention and petting as people share their own animal stories and get a little distraction from their daily routine. Teams often hear, “You made my day!”

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Pet Partner Profile: Jan and Ryder

ProfilePicJanRyderJan is a long-time DOC member with now-retired Pet Partner Griffin, a 14-year-old West Highland White Terrier, and current Pet Partner Ryder, a 10-year-old Cairn Terrier. Jan and Ryder visit at Gilda’s Club, Meriter and Sauk Prairie Hospitals, attend various community events, and are a R.E.A.D. team.

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Volunteering With Your Pet Webinar

Pet PartnersNot a current therapy animal team member but have considered whether it might be a good fit for you and your pet? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about the Pet Partner Therapy Animal Program on Wednesday May 21st 2014 at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (6:45 Mountain, 7:45 Central, 8:45 Eastern).  Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.  Click here to register.  View the technical requirements.

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