Where We Go

Teams consisting of a volunteer handler and his/her registered therapy dog participate in visitation and therapy sessions at a variety of different locations in the Chicago metropolitan area:

misty rmhouseLoyola University Medical Center (Maywood)

  • 4th floor Pediatrics
  • Bernadin Cancer Center
  • Marcell Neihoff School of Nursing / Health Sciences Library
  • Ronald McDonald House (for families of hospitalized children)
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • "On Call" visits throughout the hospital
  • "Colleague Support" visits for hospital staff throughout the campus
  • Outpatient Clinics on the Loyola and Burr Ridge campuses

Hines Veterans Administration Hospital (Hines)

  • Blind Rehabilitation
  • Extended Care / Geriatrics Oncology  Medical / Rehabilitation
  • Fisher House (for families of hospitalized veterans
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord RCF

Gottlieb Hospital (Melrose Park)

MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn)

Atria At River Trail Senior Living (Bolingbrook)

Villa St Benedict Senior Living Community (Lisle)

Oak Trace Senior Living, (Downers Grove)

Immanuel Senior Residences (Downers Grove)

Jeff and Opie Library ReadElementary, High School and College Programs

  • Arbor View Elementary School (Glen Ellyn)
  • Brookdale Elementary School (Naperville)
  • Gardner North and South Preschool and Kindergarten (Naperville)
  • Hillcrest Elementary School (Downers Grove)
  • Lincoln Way East High School (Frankfort)
  • Lincoln Way High School Central (New Lenox)
  • Lincoln Way West High School (New Lenox)
  • Proviso Math and Science Academy (Forest Park)
  • Mooseheart Child Village Elementary School (Batavia)
  • Pierce Downers Elementary School (Downers Grove)
  • Percy Julian Middle School (Oak Park)
  • Pleasant Lane Elementary School (Lombard)
  • Schafer Elementary School (Lombard)
  • Westfield Elementary School (Glen Ellyn)
  • Gurrie Middle School (LaGrange)
  • Granger Middle School (Aurora)
  • Davis Primary School (St Charles)
  • Butterfield Elementary School (Lombard)
  • Longwood Elementary School (Naperville)
  • Mother Mcaluey High School (Chicago)
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Wheaton College
  • Dominican University

Public Library Programs

  • 95th St Library Public Library (Naperville)
  • Oak Park Public Library
  • Broadview Public Library
  • Forest Park Public Library
  • Indian Prairie Public Library (Darien)
  • Lisle Public Library
  • Naper Boulevard Public Library (Naperville)
  • Nichols Public Library (Naperville)
  • North Riverside Public Library
  • Woodridge Public Library
  • Lemont Public Library
  • Riverside Public Library

Special Programs

  • River Forest Police Department (River Forest)
  • Community Adult Day Care (Downers Grove)
  • Tryability Neurorecovery (Downers Grove)
  • Fox Valley Adult Transition Center (IL Dept of Corrections, Aurora)