ACTIVE TEAMS

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.


ALLYSON & ZETA



ANN & JOIA

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.


HALEY & MICK JAGGER


JACQUIE & CHAUNCEY



MICHELE & LUCY

Michele works at Valley View Hospital and Alpine Hospice as an RN. She has 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 and Lucy visit at Valley View Hospital and are back-ups for Paws to Read at the Basalt library. Michele is also the Coordinator of our Angels with Paws at Valley View Hospital.


NANCY & QUINCY

Nancy is a retired elementary school teacher. In the past, she and Quincy have visited an elementary school. They 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 and Paws to Read at the Basalt library.


NANCY & MAJI


SARAH & MADDIE


TERENA & DAISY MAE


TRISH & FINA

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. One of the many things that makes Fina special is her attentiveness to people's moods. 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.