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
Allison and Zeta currently visit the Basalt Library and participate in Paws to Read.
ANN & JOIA
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 & CHAUNCEY
Jacquie is our current President. She and Chauncey visit Valley View Hospital patients.
MICHELE & LUCY
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
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 & QUINCY
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
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 & 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. 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