An active member is an evaluated, currently registered and insured dog/handler team. Most also make visits, but some assist with the running of Heeling Partners and do not currently visit.


Allison and Zeta currently visit the Basalt Library and participate in Paws to Read.


Ann and Joia can be seen often at the Carbondale Library for Paws to Read and are frequent visitors at Heritage Park Care Center.

To read Ann’s interesting article on what it’s like to visit at Heritage, go to the bottom of the "Our Programs" page.


Jacquie is our current President. She and Chauncey visit Valley View Hospital patients.


Michele worked at Valley View Hospital and Alpine Hospice as a nurse. She has also raised several puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that places service dogs, skilled companion dogs, facility dogs and hearing dogs to people at no cost.

Michele runs our Angels with Paws program at Valley View Hospital; she and Lucy can also be seen visiting there. They also participate in our Paws to Read Program at the Basalt Library and are on the Heeling Partners Board of Directors.


Nancy is a retired elementary school teacher. In the past, she and Quincy met with students with special needs. These students would read to Quincy, take him on walks or just give him great massages. The kids benefited emotionally by spending time with a gentle canine buddy.

Currently Nancy and Quincy visit Valley View Hospital, do Paws to Read at the Basalt library and Nancy is on our Board of Directors.


Trish and her husband raised guide dog puppies when they lived in California. Fina was raised to be a guide dog, completed most of her final training, but was eventually "career changed.”

Trish and Fina now do Paws to Read at the Basalt Library. She loves children. One day during Paws to Read when a child was struggling with her story, Fina put her paw on the girl's arm; the girl smiled and relaxed.

Trish handles the website, and is a Tester/Observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Not Pictured:
Haley & Mick Jagger
Sarah & Maddie
Terena & Daisy Mae