Four years visiting inmates at Columbia Correctional Institution
We had an anniversary party celebrating four years of visits with inmates who not only enjoy petting the dogs, but conversation with our handlers makes a difference, too.
The “Wisconsin Welcome” on Campus
A look at our campus visits for the 2017-2018 academic year. It’s heartwarming when a student excitedly greets your pet by name because they remember them from a previous visit.
Pet Partners Profile: Jeanne & Ed and April
April was sold at a bargain price. “Lucky for her, lucky for us,” says Jeanne.
Stories From Our Hospital Teams
Five stories from pet partner team visits with hospital patients and staff. There are always great stories to share.
Pet Partners Profile: Anja and Fritzi
Anja’s pet partner Fritzi is a Small Munsterlander. This breed of dog is popular as a family dog and hunter in Germany, but rare in the U.S. Both of Fritzi’s parents have therapy dog experience.
Pet Partners Profile: Beth and Maggie
Maggie the boxer will be a busy if Beth visits all the places she has in mind!
Adding a new dog to your family can turn everything upside down, even with the best planning.
Pet Partners Profile: Sue and Molly
Dogs on call member team Sue and Molly are eager to visit anywhere – hospitals, school, correctional facilities.
Pet Partners: Laurie, Alexander and Juno
Juno loves children. Mother / son pet partners Laurie and Alexander hope to focus their visits on that audience.
Raising a Service Dog
If you are interested in learning more about being a puppy raiser, here’s some information to get you started.
Pet Partners Profile: Jean & Jimmy at the Airport
After learning about visit opportunities from a Dogs On Call Newsletter article, pet partners Jean and Jimmy started visiting the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison and thoroughly enjoy it.
Pet Partners Profile: Amber and Mia
Amber of Stoughton had been looking for an Australian Shepherd and had an instant connection when she saw Mia’s picture on the …
Pet Partners Profile: Chris and Jasmine
Chris got Jasmine, an English Cream Golden Retriever, from a breeder and realized a life-long dream to have a Golden. Jasmine, now …
Pet Partners Profile: Glaucio and Emma
Glaucio lives in Madison with Emma, his three-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. Emma was adopted from a dairy farm in Darlington. Emma and …
Pet Partners Profile: Janet and Chewie
Janet and Chewie, a 2-1/2-year-old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix, live in Oregon. Chewie came from Rover Rescue of Illinois in 2015, reportedly from a …
Pet Partners Profiles: Jared and Hooper
Jared adopted his English Yellow Lab, Hooper, from Occupaws. Hooper was training to be a service dog for the blind, but was …
Pet Partners Profile: Sandy and Molly
Sandy lives in Cambridge. She got Springer Spaniel Molly, now two years old, from a breeder of hunting dogs, but with the …
What is Barn Hunt?
That’s the first question I’m asked when I tell people about Pete competing in Barn Hunt trials where he finds rats. The …
Pet Partners Profile: Ja’nel J and Baron
Baron, my standard-size poodle, and I go to St Mary’s each week. One of the floors we always stop at is the Cardiac floor. Therapy dog visits mean a lot to hospital staff and patients alike.
Pet Partners Profile: Adam and Bella
Bella, an Ori Pei, already had a start as a therapy dog because Adam says she helped him heal from his loss of his previous dog, a Newfoundland.
Rooster, the Therapy-Camp Dog
What I did on my summer vacation by Amy and Rooster
Pet Partners Profile: Mary H and Happy
Getting involved with the Read With Me program at the Fitchburg Library is the main goal for Mary and Happy. A fifteen-year-old cat named Emmie shares Mary’s attention.
A look at our campus visits for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Pet Partners Profile: Melissa W and Scout
It took just a short time for Melissa W. to realize that Scout was a special girl. She is a Lab mix rescued from northern Minnesota by Animal Rescue & Veterinary Support Services.