Anja’s Pet Partner is Fritzi, a 2-1/2-year-old Small Munsterlander.
In Anja’s homeland of Germany, this breed of dog is popular as a family dog and hunter, but quite rare in the U.S. Fritzi came from a breeder in Michigan, where both Fritzi’s parents have therapy dog experience.
“I am very happy to have a Small Munsterlander in my life again!”
Anja is a professor at UW-Madison and has an office in the Helen C. White building, where the “grand finale” of campus visits occurs*. She hopes to join the teams for the next visit there, as well as anywhere “we can make a difference in someone’s day.”
Anja had a hand in establishing the German School of Madison, which teaches German language classes for children and adults on Saturdays. She also loves to attend American Players Theater in Spring Green in the summer and the Nutcracker in the winter (her daughter was a soldier this year).
*At the end of the school year we have a “big” campus visit at Helen C. White with a huge number of pet partner teams. We visit for the majority of the day – both inside and out! It’s very festive and marks the end of the school year for the kids, and the end of the college visiting season for Dogs on Call.