Long-time DOC members are used to seeing Lance accompanied by a Bernese Mountain Dog. Lance and his previous Pet Partner, Baloo, visited for many years; his new Pet Partner is 2-1/2-year-old Matilda. They visit at the UW dorms, expos and fairs, and are planning to visit at both Meriter and the VA Hospital. Lance has seen the value of therapy dog visits from both sides – through his own visits with Baloo and when his mom received visits from a DOC team when she was in the hospital. Lance describes Matilda as a very active young girl who runs constantly and fetches tennis balls like a Lab. She loves the attention she gets when she makes pet therapy visits.
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 …View full post
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, …View full post
8/30/13 update: Dogs On Call has one more R.E.A.D. workshops scheduled for 2013. The date is Saturday, October 26, from 9-3 at McConnell Hall in Madison.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 …View full post
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 …View full post
Scott and Sky bringing some joy at a Gilda’s club visit for children. Gilda’s Club offers a broad range of support to people and families affected by cancer. Dogs On Call visits adults and children at Gilda’s Club on a regular basis. To learn more about Gilda’s Club go to: www.gildasclubmadison.org. Share and Enjoy:View full post
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Leelo is a 6 year old toy terrier mix who enjoys life to the max. Calm and gentle with an ‘old soul’ wisdom, Leelo is a confident little dog with a keen interest in everything around her. Leelo enjoys visiting at the hospital to share a little terrier sunshine and happiness. At just under 8 lbs, Leelo is ‘kid size’ and has a special affinity and gentleness with children; kids who may be scared of dogs are usually comfortable petting little Leelo’s ears which are soft like a bunny’s. Leelo also enjoys volunteering at Dane County Humane Society events to ‘pay it forward’ and thank the people at DCHS who helped her find her forever home 3 years ago. When not out visiting, Leelo enjoys chasing squirrels in her back yard, visiting the local dog parks, and playing with her two crazy sisters, Sunny the toy fox terrier and Maize Mae Brown the chihuahua.
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DOC member Cate and her dog Chance were recently featured in an article in the Agrace HospiceCare newsletter. Cate and Chance are part of the Agrace Pet Buddy program and, as part of that program, have been visiting Agrace hospice patients at community facilities in the Madison area. Agrace patients truly appreciate the support provided through a therapy team visit, and these dog visits are a special treat for the hospice patients and their families. Agrace is always looking for more pet therapy teams to visit Agrace patients in community assisted living/nursing homes and in the Agrace Inpatient Unit. Agrace provides special training to all volunteers. If you are a DOC team and are interested in this rewarding volunteer experience, please contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Women’s Expo on November 17 and 18th2012 was a great event with over 8,000 people attending and most of them stopping by the Dogs On Call, Inc. booth. So many nice people petted our dogs, asked for information about therapy animals and inquired how they and their pet could become members. Graciously donated by Meriter Hospital, the Dogs On Call booth was in a prime location for visitors to the Expo to pass by and as they did, they couldn’t help but stop to pet one of our many volunteer therapy animals. This kind of event educates people about the job of therapy animals and the many places we visit, and helps us attract potential new members.
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