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. 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.
Karen has two Pet Partners. Shaka (pictured alone), a ten-year-old Akita mix, is a rescue from North Carolina. Zombie, a nine-year-old Dutch Shepherd, was from a breeder and “too nice to be a police dog.” Both dogs are familiar sights at many DOC activities, including dog safety events, UW dorm visits, visits to Meriter, the VA …View full post
Lance with a Bernese Mountain Dog is a familiar sight to long-time DOC members. Lance and Baloo visited for many years; his new Pet Partner is four-year-old Matilda. They visit at the UW dorms, the VA Hospital, and various community expos and fairs. Lance also helps with Pet Partners evaluations. Share and Enjoy:View full post
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
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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 around the area.
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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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