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.
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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. Examiner.com, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 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. Examiner.com, 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. Examiner.com, 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. FourStatesHomepage.com, 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. BroadwayWorld.com, 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. OregonLive.com, 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. WOTV4Women.com, 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. Chronogram.com, Luminary Publishing, February 1, 2014.
Seniors in hospice care may benefit from pet companions. Interim HealthCare, January 29, 2014.
This Pug Was Born Without Eyes. That’s What Makes What He Does Even More Unbelievable. ViralNova.com, January 20, 2014.
Is Your Pooch Therapy Dog Material?, by Karen Jones. Prevention.com, Rodale Inc., January 2014.
The Perfect Match: Child and Therapy Dog, by Sue Grundfest. Examiner.com, January 18, 2014.
Chicago-area RN and group of volunteers train miniature horses to go on therapy visits with kids, adults. Nurse.com, 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. Examiner.com, 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. TheNewsDispatch.com, 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 Register-Herald.com, 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, onegreenplanet.org, 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, Whdh.com, October 18, 2011
Canine Friends Help Kids Practice Their Reading Skills, Townsvillebulletin.com.au, October 13, 2011
How Dogs Bring Smiles to Tampa Hospitals, http://healthystate.org, September 27, 2011
Therapy Dogs Soothe Stress, Fetch Smiles, April Wright, Healingspringsanimalhospital.com, 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, Cleveland.com, 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, Vindy.com, 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, EdNewsColorado.org, 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, StarTribune.com, 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, Portervillerecorder.com, November 8, 2010
Paws Patrol preps pets for hospital, therapy visits, Sarah Bleau, Fox31 Online (mysouthwestga.com), 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, Cincinnati.com, 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, SunHerald.com, 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 - Naplesnews.com, 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, RGJ.com, 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, TherapyTimes.com, 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 - HealthNewsDigest.com, 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, the-signal.com, 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, TheDoings-Hinsdale.com, July 2, 2009
Deaf therapy dog shares smiles - Brittany Whitely, oanow.com, 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 / JournalStar.com, 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, Citizen.com, February 6, 2009
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