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Pet Partner Profile: Lydia and Daisy Mae

Lydia’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. …

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Pet Partner Profile: Sue and Molly

Sue 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 …

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Hospital Visits Bring Smiles!

Dogs 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

Jan 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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DOC helps out at WPT’s “Shelter Me” Pledge Drive with Patricia McConnell

Three Dogs On Call handlers and their adopted dogs (Briana & Gerry, Jen & Eva, and Karen & Raider) participated in the pledge breaks during Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) broadcast of “Shelter Me.” The program highlighted pets from shelters and rescues whose lives have changed and changed the lives of their rescuers. During the breaks, …

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