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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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Member Profile: Pat and her Pet Partner Colleen

Pat and her Goldendoodle, Colleen, age six, live in Niles, Illinois.  Pat was understandably miserable after having just euthanized her 13-year-old dog. Her family thought a new dog would be the only cure. Meanwhile, one-year-old Colleen (formerly “Mia”) was found tied outside a shelter in the rain.  She had been at the shelter one week …

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