Our evaluated, currently registered and
insured dog/handler teams who actively make visits at one or more Heeling
Partners’ location are:
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.
Click here (then scroll to the bottom of that page) to read Ann’s
interesting article on what it’s like to visit at Heritage.
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
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.
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 websit, and is
a Tester/Observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs.