Our Dog Teams

Annie and handler Lyndi

Hi I'm Annie, an Australian Shepherd and I serve as a registered for "complex environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

 

Fun facts about me: I was named after best American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter legend Annie Oakley. She was born in 1860 and one of her nicknames was "Little Sure Shot". A favorite treat of mine is whipped cream. I love stuffed toys and my birthday is April 25, 2013. I absolutely love people of all ages and have yet to meet someone I didn't love!

 

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: snuggle my muzzle into someone who needs a little extra TLC, wiggle my rear in happiness, be goofy if someone needs a laugh, or lay on the feet of staff who have had a hard day. 

Jax and handler Brenda

Hi I'm Jax, a Miniature Australian Shepherd, and I serve as a registered for "complex environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

Fun facts about me: My name was chosen to fit my happy personality. I LOVE playing with tennis balls and my favorite treats are anything with peanut butter! My birthday is March 22, 2017. (Yes I may be a senior, but I act like a puppy enjoying my job to the fullest!) 

 

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: talk quietly in happiness to patients, wiggle my whole body excited to meet everyone or be a bit goofy and "beg" for more love or "cookies" from staff or patients.

Retired Team

Aliyah and handler Brandy

Hi I'm Aliyah, a Doberman Pincher, and I have retired. I no longer serve as a registered  "complex environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

Fun facts about me:  My name is Hebrew and it means to "Ascend." I may be big but I am a super sweet, gentle and loving giant! My birthday is November 25, 2010. I love people, especially children, and my favorite treat is "Frosty Paws" (dog ice cream). My favorite toys are any stuffed kind that have squeakers.

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: snuggle and lean my body next to someone who needs a little extra TLC, or stare lovingly into someone's eyes.

Lizzie Rose and handler Robin

Hi I'm Lizzie Rose, an Australian Shepherd, and I serve as a Pet Partners therapy team in training!

Fun facts about me:  I was named after Elizabeth Bennett also known as "Lizzie" from Jane Austin's book Pride and Prejudice. The name "Rose" came from a name my handler is affectionately called by her mother. My birthday is December 21, 2016. I love people, especially older gentlemen, and those in wheelchairs. A favorite treat of mine is ice cream! My favorite toy is "Knots" (a stuffed bunny that has rope inside of it). My doggie mommy also happens to be "Annie."

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: be goofy if someone needs a laugh, touch someone with my paw like a person putting a hand on someone, lean my body next to someone who needs a little extra TLC, and give kisses when someone asks for them.

Simba and handler Heather

Hi I'm Simba, an English Labrador Retriever, and I serve as registered for "complex environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

Fun facts about me:  My name comes from the Swahili language meaning 
"Lion" part of my handler's name. My birthday is July 25, 2015. I love people, especially young children. I love ALL kinds of treats! My favorite toy just so happens to be something I love to chew on...antlers! 

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: wag my tail so fast it looks like it will break! Put my head in someone's lap and lean my body against someone who needs a little extra TLC.

Hank and handler Lyndi

Hi I'm Hankan Australian Shepherd, and I serve as a registered "complex environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

 

Fun facts about me:  I was named after
Happy Hank (aka Mark Williams the Cowboy Crooner). Happy Hank was well known for his songs and radio programs for children during the WWII era. Hank was named by a very special and vital
 person Annie's Therapeutic Companions lost in August 2017....Lyndi Hanna's dad.

 

My birthday is December 21, 2016. I love people, especially children. A favorite treat of mine is peanut butter treats! My favorite toy is giant tug of war ropes. My doggie sister happens to be "Lizzie" and my doggie mom is also "Annie."

Some of the ways I try to bring cheer: I consistently have a HUGE smile that ALWAYS greet everyone with.  I'm always goofy when someone needs a laugh, wag my rear in happiness, cuddle with someone who needs a little extra TLC, and give kisses when someone needs them.

Hi I'm Hunter, a Black Labrador Retriever,
and I serve as a registered "complex
 
environment" Pet Partners therapy dog.

Fun facts about me: was named after
Jaci’s great grandmother’s last name who
lived on the Reservation in New York. 

My birthday is August 1st, 2017. I love people,
especially children. A favorite treat of mine is anything 
salmon flavor. My favorite toy is 
squeaky stuffed animals which I like to play

while laying on my back holding them with
two paws like a baby holding a bottle.

 Hunter and handler Jaci 

Hi I'm Mattie, a Blue Heeler Mix, and I serve as a Pet Partners therapy team in training!

Fun facts about me: My owner came up with my name listening to the song Waltzing Matilda. 

My birthday is April 21st 2012. I love people of any age, but I happen to get especially  happy with children. A favorite treat of mine is liver flavored Charlie Bears (brand of dog treats). My favorite toy happens to be a stuffed hedgehog.

Mattie and handler Brenda

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