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Pet Partners Profile: Kay and Daisy

When Kay’s Golden Retriever, Daisy, retired from the dog show life, she came all the way from a breeder in Canada to settle in Wisconsin. Daisy is a busy girl, joining Kay on visits to Meriter, UW Hospital, the VA Hospital, UW dorms, the Ronald McDonald House, Camp Pawprint, Safety Town, and various community events. …

Dog Bite Prevention Videos

Dog Bite Prevention Videos We hope that you find the following videos informative and helpful.  The first two were produced by a DOC member and are provided to you courtesy of Dogs On Call, Inc.

Jeff, Mary, Bella, and Sully

Mary and Jeff live in Deerfield with Sully, a five-year-old Chinese Crested Powder Puff, and Bella, a six-year-old English Bulldog crossed with an Olde English Bulldogge. They share their home with six other dogs, two rabbits, one rat, one hedgehog, two parakeets, four hens, one rooster, two goats, and “an assortment of reptiles.” Jeff, Mary, Bella, …

Pet Partners Profile:  Barbara and Murray

Barbara discovered her Pet Partner, Murray, a seven-year-old Black Lab/Hound mix, at the Dane County Humane Society in 2009. Murray and Barbara have a busy schedule, visiting at UW Hospital, UW dorms and libraries, and MTILP, a day center for physically and cognitively disabled adults.

Karen with Shaka and Zombie

Karen has two Pet Partners. Shaka (pictured alone), a ten-year-old Akita mix, is a rescue from North Carolina. Zombie, a nine-year-old Dutch Shepherd, was from a breeder and “too nice to be a police dog.” Both dogs are familiar sights at many DOC activities, including dog safety events, UW dorm visits, visits to Meriter, the …

Pet partners Pat and Wilson, the springer spaniel read dog

Pat’s four-year-old Springer Spaniel, Wilson, is an “import” to Wisconsin, from a line of champions in Michigan. They have a busy therapy dog schedule, with visits at Colonial Club Adult Daycare in Sun Prairie, Meadowmere Assisted Living in Madison, Meriter and UW Hospitals, occasional trips to the Ronald McDonald House, as well as Read With …

Pet Partners Profile:  Dana and Ozzie

Dana needed the help of her young sons when picking out their Golden Retriever. The breeder had two dogs with litters two days apart – 21 dogs to pick from! That was over 11 years ago, when Ozzie joined their family. Dana and Ozzie cover most age groups in their visit schedule, going to UW …

Daisy

Lydia’s Pet Partner is Daisy Mae, a six-year-old Papillon, who at six pounds is possibly the smallest member of DOC. Daisy Mae’s size may be small, but she carries a big visit calendar: Wynwood West (assisted living), Avalon (assisted living & memory care), a R.E.A.D. program at the Cambridge Community Library, and filling in for other R.E.A.D. …

Pet Partners Profile:  Sue and Molly

Sue took the runt of the litter, whom no one wanted. That was lucky for all of us, as Chocolate Lab Molly, now 12 years old, has made so many people happy during visits at the Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, the VA Hospital’s psychiatry inpatient unit, UW dorms,numerous R.E.A.D. sessions, and many meet-and-greets …

Wisconsin Pet Partners Jan and Ryder and retired cairn terrier Griffin

Jan is a long-time DOC member with now-retired Pet Partner Griffin, a 14-year-old West Highland White Terrier, and current Pet Partner Ryder, a 10-year-old Cairn Terrier. Jan and Ryder visit at Gilda’s Club, Meriter and Sauk Prairie Hospitals, attend various community events, and are a R.E.A.D. team.

Leelo

Leelo is a 6 year old toy terrier mix who enjoys life to the max. Calm and gentle with an ‘old soul’ wisdom, Leelo is a confident little dog with a keen interest in everything around her.  Leelo enjoys visiting at the hospital to share a little terrier sunshine and happiness.  At just under 8 …

Oliver

Oliver is what his family calls a kitty/dog!  When Oliver first joined his human family he had a very special personality right from the start.  He is very relaxed and loves people of all ages – even all the little people that come to his human mom’s daycare.  Sometimes the kids even use him as a mountain …

Grady

Grady is a seven year old chocolate Labrador Retriever who loves to meet everybody with a full body wiggle. Even though he is a retriever, retrieving is definitely not his thing – once or twice is enough. He has a six year old sister, Gretl, who loves to retrieve. Grady enjoys hearing stories (R.E.A.D. is a …

Ty

Sharon’s TY My name is TY and I am not shy. I am a 3 year old Cockapoo. I love meeting people and going places. Mom and I get to do lots of both with DOC. I have a 2 year old baby sister named Daisy. She is a Teddy Bear. I passed my Pet Partner test …

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