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
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
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.