Long-time DOC members are used to seeing Lance accompanied by a Bernese Mountain Dog. Lance and his previous Pet Partner, Baloo, visited for many years; his new Pet Partner is 2-1/2-year-old Matilda. They visit at the UW dorms, expos and fairs, and are planning to visit at both Meriter and the VA Hospital. Lance has seen the value of therapy dog visits from both sides – through his own visits with Baloo and when his mom received visits from a DOC team when she was in the hospital. Lance describes Matilda as a very active young girl who runs constantly and fetches tennis balls like a Lab. She loves the attention she gets when she makes pet therapy visits.