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Pet Partner Profile: Jenel J and Baron

Janel J. had one Standard Poodle, Ebony, but thought she needed another Standard Poodle playmate, so she began contacting breeders. Baron joined the family a short time later. Ebony is five years old; Baron is four. Hospital visits appeal to Janel and she’s already started the process to volunteer at Meriter, St. Mary’s, and UW …

Visits at the Salvation Army – Luna and Lisa

Luna and I have been visiting the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter every Wednesday. She was the perfect addition to a church service project I have been a part of for over fifteen years. The shelter is comprised of families and single women, all in need of shelter and compassion. Our church brings teens to play …

The other day, I was in a store with my little Poodle and this woman started talking “dog” with me. She told me about her rescue Jack Russell that was about two years old. She had rescued him at one year old and he had come with many issues… a crazy dog that was not …

Pet Partner Profile: Ruth O. and Ike

Ruth O. rescued Ike, an 11-year-old mixed Terrier, and he is “a wonderful addition” to the family. Ike will be a busy boy, as Ruth has plans for them to visit the VA Hospital, UW Hospital, and the Sylvan Crossing facility, where Ruth can visit a long-time friend. Ruth is busy herself, with photography, reading, …

Pet Partner Profile: Sue S. and Lucy

Sue S. lives in Platteville with her five-year-old Golden Retriever, Lucy. Lucy has plenty of company at home: Maggie, a 14-year-old Golden; Felicia and Henrietta, mother and daughter rescued cats; Gus, an 11-year-old Haflinger Horse; and Goldilocks, a 21-year-old Quarter Horse. When Sue’s family lost their Golden, Ellie, they wanted to get another Golden, but …

Pet Partner Profile: Cecelia T. and Mabel

Cecelia T. originally got Mabel, a two-year-old Great Pyrenees, to guard their sheep and livestock but says, “Her personality was destined for therapy work.” Other pets are cats Coconut, Zero, and Bling, and dogs Luther and Annie. Cecelia would like to bring Mabel to hospitals, campus visits, and Paws & Pages events. A small farm …

Pet Partner Profile: Donna G. and Cheyenne

Donna G. adopted Cheyenne, a seven-year-old Golden Retriever, from Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever. She was a breeder’s dog who was surrendered to WAAGR. Cheyenne will be busy with Donna, who is interested in visiting nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and possibly participating in the Paws & Pages / Read With Me program. Donna says …

Pet Partner Profile: Mimi L. and Nemo

Mimi L. of Madison met her 4 1/2-year-old Lab mix, Nemo, at the Dane County Humane Society. Mimi says, “We asked to take him on a walk, and he just put his head in my lap and looked up to say ‘Take me home!’” That lucky dog joins Scrappy the cat. Mimi says Nemo loves …