Our Much-Appreciated Therapy Dog Visit
I have always been the handler; this is the first time I have been on the receiving end of a visit.
Team Profile: Laurel and Juneau
Laurel is interested in visiting at the airport, UW campus, and “anywhere else we can be helpful.”
Team Profile: Amy and Luna
Amy works at UW and says, “I see how much the students miss their pets.”
Full Circle 2.0
After all Matilda the therapy dog provided to other these last few years, she is being returned the gift by others.
For over 10 years, Henry helped with evaluations, workshops, Read With Me and so many facility visits, presentations, and events. He has touched so very many lives over the years, He is sorely missed.
Team Profile: LuAnne and Charlee
Labradoodle Charlee is the first pet ever (even as kids) for both LuAnne and her husband!
Team Profile: Denise and Penny
After spending her first two years of her life in an outdoor kennel. Penny loves her indoor life,
Team Profile: Robin and Hank
A UW Hospital therapy dog did a belly crawl down the hallway to Robin. She knew she wanted to be a therapy team – meet Hank the Australian Labradoodle
This Is Why We Visit Hospitals! A Betty-inspired “pet board”
Someone posted Betty’s card on a bulletin board, and others soon brought a picture of their own pets, placing it next to Betty’s. The next thing she knew, staff had posted over 50 pet pictures.
Team Profile: Audrey and Maggie
Audrey would like to focus visits with Maggie on locations with younger people – UW dorm visits, the Dane County Humane Society, and whatever else comes along.
Team Profile: Amy and Bozeman
After the sudden loss of Rooster, long-time member Amy knew she wanted another therapy dog and also knew she wanted a Newfoundland. Meet Bozeman!
Team Profile: Allen and Lily
To begin with, Allen is interested in taking Lily on hospital visits.
2019 Was An Active Year For UW Campus Visits
Many of our members support the Wisconsin Badgers in different ways. However, there is a devoted group of DOC teams that show their support by visiting students and staff with their pet partner.
Team Profile: Marsha and Murphy Rose
Marsha and mellow quiet Murphy like to visit with children and the elderly.
Team Profile: Kendle and Remy
Kendle and Remy plan to focus on the Read With Me program and campus visits.
Therapy Dogs in School – Testing A Hypothesis
She needed a registered therapy dog team to visit her classroom to test her Master’s Thesis hypothesis – “a therapy dog can increase reading motivation, encourage students …
Team Profile: Marcella and Sybil
Sybil the Guinea pig is on a registered Pet Partners team with Marcella. They look forward to visit skilled nursing facilities and to read at libraries with children.
Three Hospital Visit Tales
Special hospital requests got results at Meriter and UW hospitals – helping patients with our team visits.
Team Profile: Frank and Wendy with Yahtzee
Wendy will continue to visit with Yahtzee at Sauk Prairie and St. Mary’s Hospitals; Frank is interested in visiting at the Sauk Prairie Hospital and the VA Hospital in Madison.
Team Profile: Katie and Luke with Murphy
Katie and Luke plan to visit libraries, nursing homes, hospice patients, and on campus. They will be busy!
Therapy Visits at Columbia Correctional in Portage
Everyone, including staff, is happy to see the dogs. The men get value by interacting with the dog handlers, too. Conversation with a human other than a prison employee is welcome.
Team Profile: Cristina and Roo
Roo will be busy with visits, as Cristina has her sights set on nursing homes, hospice, libraries, and hospitals.
Team Profile: Deirdre and Sunny
Deirdre was looking for a dog that would be good for therapy work and decided on a Goldendoodle as a breed.
Team Profile: Michael and Missy
The rescue group said no one wanted her at age 10. Mike said: “Perfect”