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!”
Pat’s four-year-old Springer Spaniel, Wilson, is an “import” to Wisconsin, from a line of champions in Michigan. They have a busy therapy dog schedule, with visits at Colonial Club Adult Daycare in Sun Prairie, Meadowmere Assisted Living in Madison, Meriter and UW Hospitals, occasional trips to the Ronald McDonald House, as well as R.E.A.D. sessions …View full post
When Kay’s Golden Retriever, Daisy, retired from the dog show life, she came all the way from a breeder in Canada to settle in Wisconsin. Daisy is a busy girl, joining Kay on visits to Meriter, UW Hospital, the VA Hospital, UW dorms, the Ronald McDonald House, Camp Pawprint, Safety Town, and various community events. …View full post
Dana needed the help of her young sons when picking out their Golden Retriever. The breeder had two dogs with litters two days apart – 21 dogs to pick from! That was over 11 years ago, when Ozzie joined their family. Dana and Ozzie cover most age groups in their visit schedule, going to UW …View full post
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. …View full post
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 …View full post
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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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Not 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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The cost of the workshop is $20.00 if you will be purchasing a new R.E.A.D. manual. If you will be sharing a book with another family member, or are already a R.E.A.D team and would like to attend the workshop to “freshen up,” the cost is $5.00.
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Visits by Dogs On Call, Inc. teams to UW-Madison dorms are back in full swing! This popular program brings registered therapy teams to the dorms to visit with students who may be missing pets at home, or who may just be in need of a little furry friendship. Pictured here are Kooper (Sheltie) and Oliver (Siamese cat), visiting with students this spring at Cole Hall.
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