In the News

Pet Partners' staff, our 11,000 volunteer therapy animal teams and health professionals associated with our organization are advancing knowledge of the human-animal bond and making a difference in communities across the globe.  Below are a few of the most recent articles and stories covered in the media.  Click on the title to read the articles.

If you know of other stories featuring Pet Partners, please email Mandy Pleshaw at

"Therapy dogs boost confidence, help Westminster kids improve reading" by Austin Briggs; via The Denver Post; June 6, 2015.

"Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is Medicine Going to the Dogs?"
by Deborah Kaufman; Via Golden Woofs; June 19, 2015.

"Merlin the therapy horse brings smiles to Via Christi patients"
by Terry Rombeck; Via Christi Health; June 17, 2015.

Therapy dogs brought to Aurora theater trial;
by 9 News; June 12, 2015.

Citizens of San Diego and Their Interesting Stories; by Aurdrey Rose; Photography by Audrey Rose; June 11, 2015.

Therapy Dog Helps Woman Testify at Assailant's Sentencing Hearing;
by Joshua Jamerson; New York Times; June 9, 2015.

Brooklyn man convicted of imprisoning ex-girlfriend, baby inside apartment
by Christina Carrega-Woodby; New York Daily News May 9, 2015.

'Chopper The Biker Dog' Stripped of Therapy Animal License Over Motorcycle Gear:
by Hilary Hanson; Huffington Post May 8, 2015.

Tail Waggin' Tutor:
by Sun Sentinel; May 22, 2015.

'Cappy the Corgi' healing patients;
by NWCN; May 18, 2015.

Blackhawks Will Soar Past Ducks, Cats Will Benefit;
by Steve Dale; ChicagoNow; Chicago, IL, May 18, 2015.

Handi-Dogs - Can your dog be a therapy dog;
The Morning Blend; KGUN9; ABC, Tucson, AZ, May 11, 2015.

Animal pals: Therapy pets bring out the best in young, old;
by Tony Reid, Heral-Review, Decatur, IL, May 11, 2015.

Volunteer takes therapy dog to cancer patient;
by Allison Sylte, 9 News, Denver, CO, April 23, 2015.

St. Francis Hospice honors volunteers and Therapy Dogs,
by Liz Rizzo,, Honolulu, HI, April 19, 2015.

Now it's Aiza's owner's turn to learn,
by Sue Grundfest,, Las Vegas, NV, April 16, 2015.

Texas Scottish Rite has gone to the dogs! But pet therapy makes young patients smile,
by Culturemap Dallas, Dallas, TX, April 9, 2015.

Local Love Dogs hope to fetch hero awards,
by Jan Hogan., Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2015.

Paws Patrol fostering bond between animals and humans,
by Albany Herald., Albany, GA, April 7, 2015.

CSN using therapy dogs to help students de-stress,
by Fox5 kvvu-TV., Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2015.

Petco employee unlocks key to customer service,
by Stacia Naquin., Phoenix, AZ, March 30, 2015.

Volunteer therapy teams honored,
by Spot Magazine., March 28, 2015.

How I turned my puppy into an award-winning therapy dog, by Cooper Lawrence., NY, New York, March 25, 2015.

After rough start, therapy cat helps spread joy, by Sarah Gollner., LaPorte, Indiana, March 22, 2015.

Animals prove to be stress relievers for students, by Miranda Patton. Northwest Missourian, Maryville, Missouri, March 19, 2015.

Tapping into the healing power or animal magnetism
, by Terri Colby. Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, March 12, 2015.

Hero-Dog Honored for Services by Franciscan St. Anthony Health Staff, Franciscan Alliance, Inc., March 12, 2015.

SAIL offers pancakes, puppy love during finals week, by Katie Dunn. The Easterner, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, March 12, 2015.

Maria Satira's "The Dog Blog" - Hero Dog Awards
, by Maria Satira. WNCT9, Greenville, North Carolina, March 10, 2015.

'Perfect example' of therapy dog wins honor on 3 legs
, by Haley Christopher. AZCentral, Phoenix, Arizona, March 9, 2015.

Mane in Heaven
, by Holly Firfer. CNN video, March 2, 2015.

Why Therapy Team Retesting is So Important
, by Sue Grundfest., February 22, 2015.

Bake to support therapy animals
, by Becky Starr., February 18, 2015.

Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students
, by YSU News Center.  The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio, February 13, 2015.

Two Swimmers Names to SEC Service Team, by Brandon Berrio., Baton Rouge, Louisianna, February 12. 2015.

Pierce honored for enhancing human-animal bond
.  JAVMAnews, February 11, 2015.

A Furry Cure-All: the dramatic difference therapy dogs make
, by Robin H. Phillips.  Townvibe, Ridgefield, Connecticut, November-December 2014.

Managing a Therapy Visit Effectively
, by Sue Grundfest., January 23, 2015.

Virginia veterinarian honored for enhancing human-animal bond
, by Michael San Filippo, AVMA, January 13, 2015.

How to juggle therapy assignments
, by Sue Grundfest., January 13, 2015.

Ziggy the pet therapy dog offers comfort to patients
.  Stratford Star, Stratford, Connecticut, January 12, 2015.

Dogs make for a good read
, by Amy Woodward.  Golden Transcript, Golden, Colorado,  January 6, 2015.

Therapy animals bring smiles and healing
, by Arlene Bachanov.  The Daily Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, January 8, 2015.

42 Free or Cheap Ways to Give
, by Donna Freedman. Daily Finance, January 6, 2015.

'Photo Doggies For Anthony': Why Your Facebook Feed Is Being Taken Over By Cute Pet Pics, by Jordi Lippe.  Yahoo!Health, January 5, 2015.

2015 Is Off To A Great Start For Utah's Pit Bulls!
by Arin Greenwood.  Huffington Post, January 5, 2015.

Dog saves couple from fire that destroys home
, by Kara Dixon.  Fox4 KBTV, Beaumont, Texas, January 3, 2015.

Dog visit: Just what the doctor ordered
, by Kathellen McCoy, KSKA - Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, January 2, 2015.

Whatcom Cares: Marilyn Dunne and therapy dog Tommy bring joy to hospitals, schools, hospices
, by Robert Mittendorf.  The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, December 30, 2014.

Future Pet Partners Therapy Dog Kai Makes Holiday Debut
, by, December 23, 2014.

Grab a good Book: Booker the therapy dog eases stress, helps children learn to read
, by Emily Carlson.  San Benito County Today, Hollister, California, December 18, 2014.

Cheshire residents searching for answers, by Andrew Ragali and Mary Ellen Godin., Meriden, Connecticut, December 18, 2014.

Park University using pet therapy sessions to soothe stressed students
, by Sean McDowell., Kansas City, Missouri, December 10, 2014.

Homeless kids treated to Christmas party at South Coast Plaza
, by Kathleen Luppi. Daily Pilot, Fountain Valley, California, December 10, 2014.

UTSA hosts Stress Down Days for students just in time for final exams
.  UTSA Today, San Antonio, Texas, December 9, 2014.

'We don't want students to feel completely stressed out': Rocky students relax during finals
, by Susan Olp. Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, December 9, 2014.

Campus Aims to Limit Stress
, by Lindsay Rayner.  The East Carolinian, Greenville, North Carolina, December 9, 2014.

Therapy dog taking bite out of dental visits
, by Marissa Harshman.  The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington, December 8, 2014.

Love Dogs visit CSN
, by Christy McElligott. Love Dog Adventures and CSN Newsroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2, 2014.

Paws Up Therapy Dogs De-Stress TAMUCC Students
.  Kiii News, Corpus Christi, Texas, December 2, 2014.

Max's Story. Spot Magazine
, Living Out Loud, Inc, November 30, 2014.

8 of the Most Unusual Therapy Animals You'll Ever Meet
, by Dr. Karen Becker.  Healthy Pets, presented by, November 27, 2014.

Doggone good therapy; Program helps students read aloud
, by Kristen Oliver., Gainesville, Georgia, November 26, 2014. 

Pet therapy helps patients heal in Denver
.  9News, Denver, CO, November 16, 2014.

Kitten Therapy: The Cutest Way to De-Stress
, by Amy Rushlow.  Yahoo! Health, November 12, 2014.

Wish List: Where to Donate Your Time This Holiday Season
, by Nicole Vranjican.  New York Observer, October 29, 2014.

Therapy dog visits cancer patients at Cone Health
, by Chris Weaver.  Fox 8 WGHP, Greensboro, NC, October 23, 2014.

Even an experienced therapy dog has "first" visits
, by Sue Grundfest., October 22, 2014. Facebook post
, October 18, 2014:  Pet Partners team Chris Cecchetto and Gus.

Canine Brand Ambassadors Drive Animal Therapy Program
, by Julie Davis.  American Marketing Association, October 2014.

Caregivers and Pet Therapy
, by Margaret J. Barron.  50 Plus Prime, October 14, 2014.

Animals increasingly used in therapy
, by Rena Malai. NASW News, Washington, D.C., October 2014.

Your new pet project: sharing your loving dog
, by Debbie Swanson. The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, September 29, 2014.

From the community: Local Resources Showcased in Family Wellness Expo Oct. 4
, by Nancy Cummings.  Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, September 26, 2014.

11-year-old, rabbit make pet therapy team
, by Jessie Perrine.  Brainerd Dispatch, Brainerd, Minnesota, September 18, 2014.

Overcoming Fea
, reprinted from Pet Partners Interactions.  Retriever Life, September 17, 2014.

Chili - Just What the Doctor Ordered, by Christina Hughes Babb.  ADVOCATE Magazine, Lake Highlands, Texas, September 2014.

Miniature horses delight seniors
, by Lisa Black.  Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania, September 17, 2014.

The Cat Will See You Now
, by Anna O'Brien.  Cats USA Magazine, 2015 Annual, Vol 22, pgs 74-77.

A Golden Touch
, by Paula Scott.  Retriever Life (reprinted from Pet Partners Interactions), August 16, 2014.

Dogs help with therapy sessions, by Valerie Valdez. Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas, August 16, 2014.

Aragon aka Lord Tubbington and Lil BUB: Conscious Cats, Making a Difference in the World
, posted by Ingrid.  The Conscious Cat, August 7, 2014.

Five Canine Heroes Honored With AKC Humane Fund Awards For Canine Excellence, by Cheslie Pickett.  The Canine Chronicle, August 6, 2014.

Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center Using Therapy Dog
.  Advance Healthcare Network, August 4, 2014.

Therapy dog helps with healing, by Denise Coffey.  Reminder News, Manchester, Connecticut, August 1, 2014.

Heart patient sees role reversal with therapy dog visit, by Jenn Hatcher., Lincoln, Nebraska, July 29, 2014.

Miniature horses delight seniors
, by Lisa Black.  Chicago Tribune, Schaumburg, Illinois, July 25, 2014.

Can any Animal Be a Therapy Animal?
KABC Talk Radio, Health News, Los Angeles, California, July 21, 2014.

Therapy Animals
, AAH-ABV Newsletter, pgs 2-5, Nashville, Tennessee, Summer 2014.

Milford Honors Therapy Dogs That Helped Grieving Students
. NBC Connecticut.  July 7, 2014.

Animal-assisted therapy: is it undervalued as an alternative treatment?
America's Bridle&Bit, July 2,2014.

Four-legged companions bring smiles to the elderly every week, by Crystal Lyerla.  Perryville News, Perryville, Missouri, July 2, 2014.

Tiny horse, big impact: Organization using therapy horse to help, by Amy Rutledge., Chicago, Illinois, June 30, 2014.

Spartacus the therapy dog visits students, soothes victims of tragedy.
  News12 Hudson Valley, Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 24, 2014.

Pit Bull therapy dog begins visits to Brighton Hospital
, by Raquel Villanueva, KUSA.  9News, Brighton, Colorado, June 16, 2014.

Therapy animal programs make vital connections, by Kelly E. Lindner.  Connections (pg.6), Texas County & District Retirement System, Summer 2014.

Former shelter pup brightens lives as therapy dog, by Amy Robinson.  The Charleston Gazette, June 14, 2014.

Students At UC Riverside Get Some Pet Therapy As They Cram For Exams
, CBS Los Angeles, June 4, 2014.

Therapy Animals of Utah Visit Airport
.  Elevations, Salt Lake City Department of Airports, Spring 2014.

Does pet therapy truly help? Hospitals aim to find out
, by Tom Wilemon.  The Tennessean, June 3, 2014. 

Lily, the Pit Bull Ambassador & Therapy Dog teaches dog bite prevention at Children's Museum, by WOL Staff.  Woodlands Online, The Woodlands, Texas, June 2, 2014.

, Tucson Morning Blend.  KGUN9, Tucson, Arizona, May 27, 2014.

Military Therapy Dogs Aid Soldiers
, by Steve Osunsami.  ABC News, May 27, 2014.

Pet Partners Welcomes New President / CEO, by Glen Miller., May 27, 2014.

Therapy Horse Raises Spirits
, by Matt Scott.  FoxCT, May 18, 2014.

Human Trafficking Case Manager: 'I just pour love into them'
, by Wendy Robinson.  Good News, Etc., San Diego Edition, May 2014.

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress
, by Lolita C. Baldor.  AP News, May 8, 2014.

Pups on the Hill kick off childhood cancer study
, by Natalie DiBlasio.  USA Today, May 8, 2014.

Cancer-therapy dogs studied at Randall, by Amy Frazier., Portland, Oregon, May 8, 2014.

Puppy Love: Study Tests Power of Dogs Against Cancer
, by JoNel Aleccia.  NBC News, May 7, 2014.

Dogs Comfort Sick Kids Through Providence Program
, by Abby Hancock.  KTUU-TV, Anchorage, Alaska, May 6, 2014.

Celebrating National Pet Week With Jake the Therapy Cat
, by Jen Reeder.  Huffington Post, May 5, 2014.

Many Support Options Available when Grieving for a Beloved Pet, by Lisa Wynne.  Yahoo Voices, May 5, 2014.

Therapy dogs to join students on the Quad for stress relief
, by Kathryn Barrall., University of Rhode Island, April 29, 2014.

Dogs wanted for library program
, by Elaine Spence.  Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregon, April 24, 2014. 

Goldstar Pet Partners bring happiness and companionship to kids and elderly
, by Teresa Dovalpage.  The Taos News, Taos, New Mexico, April 18, 2014.

Therapy Dogs to the Rescue at Las Vegas Law School, by Sue Grundfest., Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 2014.

Nashville hospital utilizes therapy cat, by Ian Reitz., Nashville, Tennessee, April 15, 2014.

Patients and pets can help each other.  Interim HealthCare, April 14, 2014.

Therapy Dogs Come to Lehman College
, by Kathleen Canzoniero.  The Bronx Chronicle, Bronx, New York, April 10, 2014.

Be Cool, Not Cruel is the Program Most Requested
, by Sue Grundfest., Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8, 2014.

'Opportunities Expo' debuts in Warwick
, by Laura Knowles.  My Warwick News, Warwick, Pennsylvania, March 24, 2014.

Let me walk to Boise
, by Sue Grundfest., March 18, 2014.

Paws for Healing, by Jessica Pratt.  New University, March 11, 2014.

Creatures of comfort: Animal therapy bonds lead to life changing rewards
, by Mina Yuan.  Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis MN, March 10, 2014.

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School Reading Project, by Brad Douglas., Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  Joplin, Missouri, March 6, 2014.

Hooves at the Hospital
, by Barbara Arciero.  California Bountiful Magazine, March/April 2014.

Julie Otzelberger releases THE CAT THAT WENT TO HOMECOMING
, by Books News Desk., March 5, 2014.

Animals as Healers
, by Genevieve Rajewski.  Tufts Veterinary Medicine magazine, March 3, 2014.

MU Chapter plays host to therapy dogs
.  Rocky Mount Telegram, March 2, 2014.

Tom Lasley, Portland concert ticketer, philanthropist, dies at 65, by Kelly House., March 1, 2014.

Meet the dogs and cats that help heal sick Portland kids
, by Elizabeth Hayes.  Portland Business Journal online, Portland, Oregon, February 25, 2014.

Program gives young readers a friendly, furry audience
, by Kayleigh Sommer. Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, February 20, 2014.

Boy passes away before story on pet therapy airs
, by Maria Satira.  WNCT9, Greenville, North Carolina, February 12, 2014.

Pet therapy program at St. Joe’s gets to ‘the heart of healing’
, by Sarah Hall. Eagle News Online, Community Media Group, LLC, February 12, 2014.

Golden retriever pays 1,000th visit as therapy dog
, by David Sharos.  Sun-Times Media, February 10, 2014.

Dog program encourages kids to read, by Miranda., Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 7, 2014.

The Dog Will See You Now
, by Alexandra Sifferlin.  Time Health and Family, February 5, 2014.

Our therapy dogs have amazing awareness
, by Rosemary Mayers.  Promise Stories, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR, February 4, 2014.

Doctor Dog; The Therapeutic Canine
, by Anne Pyburn Craig., Luminary Publishing, February 1, 2014. 

Seniors in hospice care may benefit from pet companions
.  Interim HealthCare, January 29, 2014.

his Pug Was Born Without Eyes. That’s What Makes What He Does Even More Unbelievable., January 20, 2014.

Is Your Pooch Therapy Dog Material?
, by Karen Jones., Rodale Inc., January 2014.

The Perfect Match: Child and Therapy Dog, by Sue Grundfest., January 18, 2014.

Chicago-area RN and group of volunteers train miniature horses to go on therapy visits with kids, adults
., Gannet Healthcare Group, January 14, 2014.

A patient's best friend: Pets on call at hospital, by Suzanne Laurent.  SeacoastOnline, Portsmouth, NH, January 11, 2014.

You only get a first time once introducing a therapy dog, by Sue Grundfest., January 6, 2014.

Four-legged friend raises patients' spirits
, by Mona Shadia.  The Orange County Register, December 22, 2013.

Lily the miniature horse visits Tufts Medical Center
, Boston Herald photo montage (photos by Chitose Susuki), December 25, 2013.

Angel Dog Program Rewarding for Both Volunteers and Patients, by Linda Wilson.  The Roadrunner, Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 2013/January 2014.

Visiting dogs take edge off for students before finals
, by F. Andrew Taylor.  Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 16, 2013.

Caring Canines: Hospital dogs helping humans
, by Margot Kim.  KFSN-TV, Fresno, California, December 14, 2013.

HOPE pets offer four-legged form of therapy
, by Jessica O'Brien., Michigan City, Indiana, December 12, 2013.

Reading Education Assistance Dog Gives Children Confidence To Read Aloud
, by Victoria Wicks.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting, December 9, 2013.

Dogs Build Confidence in Struggling
Readers, by Mikel Livingston, jconline, Lafayette, IN, November 22, 2013.

Dog Helps Kids Learn to Enjoy Books, by Cody Neff, The, November 24, 2013.

Healing Heroes: Animals of All Kinds Provide Therapeutic Relief
, by Whitney Harrod Morris, The Costco Connection, November 2013.

How One Therapy Dog Touched a Whole Lot of Lives, by Morieka Johnson, Huffington Post, November 12, 2013.

Creature Comforts: Furry Volunteers Spread Joy to the Ill, by Melanie Caduhada, New York Post, November 12, 2013.

With a Little Help from their Friends, by Zack Jay, The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, November 6, 2013.

Thank You, Goodbye to Canine Comfort Squad, by Jeff Baillon, KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, October 31, 2013.

New Top Dog Makes Rounds at Stormont's Pediatric Unit, by Melissa Brunner, WIBW, Topeka, KS, October 17, 2013.

Small Horses, Big Purpose, by Sandra Cooke, The Whip, August 2013.

Spreading warm fuzzies, one recliner at a time, by Layla Ann Silver, Norwalk Citizen, Norwalk, CT, June 5, 2013.

Dell Children's Unveils Mosaic Wall to Celebrate Woody Pet Therapy Program 25th Anniversary  Austin, TX, June 5, 2013

A patient's best friend (with video) Therapy dogs like Mukaluka Dirtypaws fill hospital with cheer, by Marissa Harshman, The Columbian, Vancouver, WA, May 27, 2013.

Teen Hit by Classmate's Truck Outside Hemet High School Recovers with Help of Therapy Dog.  CBS, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 18, 2013

Reading Goes to the Dogs
.  Greta Lint, The Courier-Tribune, Asheboro, NC, February 14, 2013

More than just hugs; Therapy animals require training, the right temperament. John Marshall, Associated Press, Feb. 6, 2013

Animal-Assisted Activities: Improving Health and Well-being for Those in Need.  Amanda Citarella,, Jan. 10, 2013

Man's Best Friend: Dog Ownership Proven to Reduce Blood Pressure, Other Health Risks
.  Tiffany Rider, Long Beach Business Journal, May 22, 2012

Minature Horse Named Sprout Aids Hospital Healing. Cate Terwilliger, Special to the Denver Post, May 4, 2012

Pet Therapy: How Animals and Humans Heal Each Other. Julie Rovner, NPR Morning Edition, March 5, 2012

Dogs Lend a Helpful Woof, Woof. Julie Pfitzinger, Special to the Star Tribune, January 21, 2012

Therapy Dogs Lift Patient Morale at ORMC. Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent, January 18, 2012

New Therapy is Cat's Meow
, Carol McGraw, Gazette, December 25, 2011

Pet Therapy: Huggable Healthcare Workers, Discovery Health, December 2011

The New Face of Pet Therapy, Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, December 27, 2011

Therapy Dog Takes Edge Off Law Exams, Arizona Daily Star, December 18, 2011

MSHH Board Member Begins On-Call Dog Therapy Business, My Edmonds News, December 18, 2011

Dogs Offer Patient Care That Cannot Be Matched, Matt DeLucia, Fox5 News, November 30, 2011

Paws and Effect: Volunteers on Four Legs Cheer Patients, Maria Cortes Gonzalez, El Paso Times, November 15, 2011

The Therapeutic Power of Pets, Summer Abdoh, Animal Planet, November, 2011

Therapy Dogs and Healing, Ellen Michaud, The Saturday Evening Post, November 4, 2011

Therapy By Pets at Indiana University, Kim Nowatzke, The News Dispatch, November 2, 2011

Four-Legged Therapists, Ashley J. Cerasaro, New Jersey Monthly, October 10, 2011

Miniature Horse Helps Patients at Spaulding Rehab,, October 18, 2011

Canine Friends Help Kids Practice Their Reading Skills,, October 13, 2011

How Dogs Bring Smiles to Tampa Hospitals,, September 27, 2011

Therapy Dogs Soothe Stress, Fetch Smiles, April Wright,, September 23, 2011

Medicine Comes in Many Forms, Dana Lewis, Swedish Hospital Blog, September 19, 2011

Fur, Smiles and Tears, Leslie Hill, Vanderbilt University, August, 2011

Therapy Dog Helps Visitors Endure Wait, The Columbian, August 24, 2011

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's Pet Therapy Gets Two Paws Up from Pediatric Patients, The Doings Hinsdale, August 18, 2011

Working Like a Dog, Anne Neville, Buffalo News, August 18, 2011

Program that Helps Dogs Get Adopted Also Helps Veterans, Janese Silvey, Columbia Tribune, August 14, 2011

Days Spent Reading to Dogs During Summer May Help Avoid Decline of Reading Skills, Tufts University, August 10, 2011

Children Practice Reading to Four-Legged Friend, Natalie Dicou, Salt Lake Tribune, August 10, 2011

Canine Comfort: Therapy Dogs Provide Physical, Emotional Benefits to Patients of All Ages, Aisling Maki, Daily News, August 5, 2011

Lucie's Dogma: Lessons on the Good Life from a Four-Footed Friend, Sarah Gardner, Radish Magazine, July 27, 2011

Pets Offer Comfort to Hospice Patients, Families, Susan Emery, Valpo Community, July 23, 2011

Tiny Horse Brings Huge Smiles to Memorial Patients Big and Small, Barbara Cotter, Gazette, June 29, 2011

Children's Pets Assisting with Healing Program, Children's of Minnesota, June 21, 2011

Hospital-Weary Patients Treated with Power of Pets, Martha L. Hernandez, The Monitor, June 14, 2011

Small Dogs, Big Jobs: Healing Sick Children Like No One Else Can, Animal Planet Videos, June 1, 2011

Scout the Lab Helps Children with Speech Difficulties, Special Needs, Jamie Kelly, May 23, 2011

Akron Children's Hospital Patients Cherish Kayla, Donna J. Miller,, May 19, 2011

Garland Church Welcomes Pooches to Pews, Blessing Therapy Dogs at Sunday Services, Amber Bell, Dallas News, April 23, 2011

Red Cross Heroes: Thea and Lacey Bring Smiles to Soldiers' Faces, Dennis Huspeni, Gazette, February 18, 2011

Forget the Treadmill. Get a Dog., Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times Well Blog, March 14, 2011

Delta Dogs: Canines Teaming Up with Students, Iris Campbell, San Marcos Daily Record, March 8, 2011

Therapy Pups Help When Students are Dogged by Stress, Kim Lane, University of California, Riverside, March 8, 2011

Reading to the Best Listener, Donna Manz, Vienna Connection, February 2, 2011

Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame 2011 Award Winner, Karen Mahoney, West of the I, January 31, 2011

Canines Serve as Readers' Best Friend, Abby Slanker,, January 29, 2011

Rescued Dog is Subject of Upcoming 'Paw Prints', Haley Hughes, Aiken Standard, January 27, 2011

'Reading Dogs' Visit Library, Claudia Lenart, Crystal Lake Patch, IL, January 11, 2011

Dogs bring therapuetic boost to Longmont seniors, Kim Glasscock, Boulder Daily Camera, January 8, 2011

Animal Therapists Provide Solace, Training, Rebecca Jones,, December 23, 2010

The Doctor's Dog Will See You Now, Melinda Beck, Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2010

Adopted Pets Turn Into Family, Neighborhood Heroes, Sharon Turner, USA Today, December 15, 2010

Animal Assistance, Alyssa Ford,, November 30, 2010

Local therapy dogs bring joy to Special Olympics participants, Morgan Wall, November 12, 2010

Winston puts young readers at ease, Don Aines, The Herald-Mail, November 10, 2010

Healing Dogs Get Helping Hand, Esther Avila,, November 8, 2010

Paws Patrol preps pets for hospital, therapy visits, Sarah Bleau, Fox31 Online (, November 6, 2010 (view the video here)

Feline Healing, Debra J. White, Cat Fancy Magazine, November 2010

Therapy Dogs Helps Students Improve Reading Skills, Teresa Cleary,, October 11, 2010

Therapy animals help in unexpected ways, Katherine Luck, Journal Media Group, October 4, 2010

Pet Therapy Dog: Moose to the Rescue, Katherine Ann Samon, Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch, September 27, 2010

Wildomar's "alpaca ambassador" a unique therapy animal, Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise, September 22, 2010

Pets Help People Cope with their Troubles, Bob Scott, Journal and Courier, September 22, 2010

Teen, trained dog visit nursing home residents, Scott Ayers, The Bellingham Herald, September 7, 2010

K-9 Helps People Read, Derek Franz, Eagle Valley Enterprise, September 1, 2010

Rescued dog shares caring spirit, Jimmy Biggerstaff, Hi-Desert Star, July 17, 2010

Pet Partners: Perking up Patients, Pat Munsey, Kokomo Perspective, July 8, 2010

Akron Children's Mahoning Valley to Utilize Volunteers of the Canine Kind, Kathleen Palumbo, Town Crier, June 24, 2010

Caring Canines, Nina Peacock, Alaska Star, June 23, 2010

Four-Legged Helpers Earn Their Credentials, Leigh Coleman,, June 19, 2010

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice Offers Pet Therapy to Patients, The Doings-Clarendon Hills, June 17, 2010

A young dog teaching new tricks - Jo Colvin, Alexandria Echo Press, June 4, 2010

Mini horse, huge heart - Niyaz Pirani, The Orange County Register, May 27, 2010

Hospitality has a new face - Nikki Taylor, South Bend Tribune, April 26, 2010

Man's best friend is a welcome and therapeutic diversion -, March 2, 2010. (Link to Online article with pictures)

Dogs learn new skills at hospital workshop - Leigh Coleman, Sun Herald, February 21, 2010

Therapy Dogs - T.J. Royal, The Daily Southerner, February 4, 2010

Therapy dog gives listening ear to readers Danielle Rush, Kokomo Tribune, February 1, 2010

Therapy dogs work to bring calm to county clients - Natalie Hoffman, Register Staff Writer, January 29, 2010

Border collie's follies bring joy to senior citizens - Rebecca Bakken, Kalamazzo Gazette, January 22, 2010

Pets can help with our New Year's resolutions - Bonnie Brown,, January 9, 2010

Animal therapists help Stanford Hospital patients cope - Jessica Bernstein-Wax, The Oakland Tribune, January 2, 2010

Dog on duty - Emily Kern Hebert, Advocate, December 28, 2009

Hospice volunteers, even four-legged, deliver comfort - Elaine Martin, The Daily Times, December 27, 2009

Ridgewood Students read to therapy dog in new program - Nicole Inglis, Craig Daily News, December 19, 2009

Therapy on Four Legs - Kelly Olson-Stanko,, December 14, 2009

Glen Ellyn residents help therapy go to the dogs - Sandy Stevens, The Glen Ellyn Sun, December 11, 2009

Pet Project, Animal therapy comes to Rutland Hospital - Cristina Kumka, Rutland Herald, December 9, 2009 

Even hairless Sphynx cats give patients a warm fuzzy feeling - Janice Lloyd, USA Today, December 2, 2009 Click here for the direct online link.

Animals put the 'home' back into to nursing homes - Peter Lopatin for WebVet, December, 2009

Visits by Canine Therapists Lift Patients' Spirits at Stanford Hospital - Pharmacy Choice, November 11, 2009 (Watch a related video from Stanford Hospital and Clinics web site)

Pet Projects - Nona Nelson, Roanoke News, October 9, 2009

Who Let the Dogs In? Patients Spirit's Lifted by Visiting Pet Program -, October 31, 2009

Bow-wows help ease hospital patients' boo-boos - Ellen Gilmer, The Oregonian, October 27, 2009

Rescue dogs are subject of 'To the Rescue' - Haley Hughes, Aiken Standard, October 21, 2009

Inmates: a dog's best friend - Nina Shapiro, Seattle Weekly, September 30, 2009

Therapy dogs comforting patients - Howard Huntington, Daily Courier, September 30, 2009

The dog who changes lives - Lisa Collier Cool, Parade Magazine, September 6, 2009

A healing paw for hospice patients - Michelle Sathe,, August 24, 2009

Mini horse delights nursing home residents - Carol Lawrence, Colorado Gazette, August 21, 2009

Canine Actor Lands Role of Lifetime - Theresa and Winston are Registered Delta Society Pet Partners, August 19, 2009

A special camp experience for students - Eric Hagen, ABC Newspapers, August 13, 2009

Meet Matilda, a special reader dog for children - Mary Lancaster, The Nantucket Independent, August, 12, 2009.

Patient therapy comes in furry form - Sarah Yager, The New Haven Register, July 20, 2009.

Making a Difference: Dog, owner touch lives - Karen Walenga, The Sahuarita Sun, July 13, 2009.

Dog brightens patients’ days - Ted Strong, Washing Daily News, Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

Pooch peers help kids gain confidence in reading - Jennifer Wheeler,, July 2, 2009

Deaf therapy dog shares smiles - Brittany Whitely,, June 11, 2009

A Doggone Good Reading Program - Dana Sanchez, Sun Newspapers, Port Charlotte, May 9, 2009 (features Delta Society Pet Partners teams working through their local group, Suncoast Humane Society)

Animal-Assisted Therapy and Infection Control - Michelle Beaver, Infection Control Today / Virgo Publishing, May 7, 2009

Rescued pets: Seeking, finding their forever homes - Erin Andersen, Lincoln Journal Star /, May 5, 2009

Dog program helps kids to read - Carol Peck, The Arizona Republic, April 26, 2009

Reading to Rover - Marda Johnson, The Lebanon Reporter, April 9, 2009

Gone to the dogs - Howard Weiss-Tisman, Battleboro Reformer, April 9, 2009

Angels on a leash - Julie Watts, The Times-Reporter, April 4, 2009

Local group takes dogs to visit Sandrock, hospital patients - Collin Smith, Craig Daily Press, March 21, 2009

Dog's visits are a treat for St. John patients - Cheryll A. Borgaard, The Daily News Online, March 20, 2009.

Therapy dogs prove an invaluable partner in healing - Pamela Dickman, Loveland Reporter-Herald, March 1, 2009, (Marcia and Tucker are a registered Pet Partners team.)

Diminutive But Delightful (mini-horses) - Scott Stafford, The Berkshire Eagle, February 28, 2009

Visiting Pooches - Janelle Clevinger, Daily Times, February 14, 2009

Therapy Dogs Bring Cheer to Hillside - Bob Coupland, Tribune Chronicle, February 10, 2009

Cats to Cattelyas - Bruce Muntz, Orchid Magazine, February, 2009, (Story about 2 Pet Partners and their cats who visit a Veteran's hospital)

Man's Best Therapy - Sergey Kadinsky, NY Daily News, February 7, 2009 (Michael and Orville are a registered Pet Partners team) Link to Online Article

Four-legged ambassador - Harrison Haas,, February 6, 2009

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