Mission Statement

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.


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Faithful Friends from Our Past


 In Memory - January 4, 2008 to March 22, 2016


Harry Bailey (Character from It’s A Wonderful Life) “Bailey”


Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)


January 4, 2008 – 6 years old


17 inches / 30 lbs / Blue Merle


Bailey is a very intelligent, gentle soul who is eager to please. He loves attention and is easily approached by adults and children of all ages.


Bailey has been in training since he was twelve weeks old. He completed training from puppy kindergarten through advanced obedience and has been involved in a plethora of dog sports such as agility, fly ball, free style and rally obedience. He has also participated in several fundraiser walks/runs where people are just naturally drawn to him.


Canine Good Citizen (received at eleven months old)

Wags Therapy Program – Palos Community Hospital

Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Program

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Bailey is a natural. Bailey is well socialized and has a special loving temperament. He has been a Therapy Dog since the age of one. No matter what the job calls for, Bailey responds to each and every person with tender, caring attention. The READ program, visiting retirement centers, hospitals, children with special needs, are all places he enjoys volunteering.

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For general information on Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy, visit the Pet Partners web site.

If you are already a registered Pet Partner Team and would like to become involved yourself, please fill out our online application.

If you have further questions about the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, contact us at: