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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Rottweiler / Black and Mahogany


October 17, 2008


22" at the shoulders / 84 lb.


A real sweetheart. Beary loves everybody! He's huggable, loveable and is always ready for lots of pets.


Beary  is a wonderful demo dog assisting in my dog training  classes. He has his CD and Rally Excellent obedience titles.



How Do You Know That Your Dog Loves Therapy Work?

Beary visits  pediatrics at Loyola Hospital. He especially likes this visit, because, he just loves children! He really likes when they play catch with him with his squeaky ball. He speaks when you ask him a question, waves, and gives you his paw and gives them a big stretchy bow after he's all done. Within 15 minutes of meeting Beary, he has warmed and comforted many of hearts due to his laidback, loving personality. He just loves the attention and pets he gets. He also likes visiting the seniors at Oak Trace.

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Beary lives with his sister, Lily, a pug and human mom, Donna Angeleri who is a dog trainer at Petsmart in Darien, IL. Donna, Beary, and Lily, pug sister, love visiting because of the joy and comfort and smiles it brings to the people they visit.

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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.

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