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
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
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 …View full post
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 …View full post
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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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Oliver is what his family calls a kitty/dog! When Oliver first joined his human family he had a very special personality right from the start. He is very relaxed and loves people of all ages – even all the little people that come to his human mom’s daycare. Sometimes the kids even use him as a mountain for their matchbox car racetrack! Oliver makes a great mountain as he weighs 16 lbs, but he is truly a gentle big-boy. Oliver’s dog housemate (Kooper) became a Pet Partner in 2007, and often when visiting Kooper and his mom are asked if anyone has any cats that can visit. We do now! Oliver became a registered Pet Partner and will be joining the dogs as a Pet Therapy Cat! Oliver is looking forward to visiting and to being petted by lots of new people.
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Dogs On Call, Inc. has set the date for our final R.E.A.D. Workshop of 2012!
Because of a grant that DOC received from the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, we are again able to offer this workshop at a reduced cost.
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