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.
Marsha and mellow quiet Murphy like to visit with children and the elderly.
Kendle and Remy plan to focus on the Read With Me program and campus visits.
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 …
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.
Special hospital requests got results at Meriter and UW hospitals – helping patients with our team visits.
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.
Katie and Luke plan to visit libraries, nursing homes, hospice patients, and on campus. They will be busy!
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.
Roo will be busy with visits, as Cristina has her sights set on nursing homes, hospice, libraries, and hospitals.
Deirdre was looking for a dog that would be good for therapy work and decided on a Goldendoodle as a breed.
The rescue group said no one wanted her at age 10. Mike said: “Perfect”
Jan and Mike’s Pet Partner is Cricket, a seven-year-old Samoyed.
Since Jack already volunteers at the hospital, it will be a smooth transition to visit UW Hospital & Clinics for this Pet Partners team.
My favorite part of the job is THE WHOLE JOB. I get to ride in my stylin’ turquoise blue stroller. Then I get attention lavished on me for an hour or two. My job description: Purr. Purr. Purr.
Before joining, I volunteered for 10 years so kinda thought I knew a lot. Now, I realize now how much Pet Partners and my Dogs on Call mentors have taught me!
Kay volunteers at the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) and found Jesse, a Maltese mix, when she came in as a stray. …
Shadow the cat goes to libraries with Pet Partner Laura. Dogs On Call is always looking for more dogs and non-dogs teams to join our current reading program.