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




Daddy's Darling Darting Dottie (Dottie)


Collie, Sable & White


October 4, 2006


26", 54 lbs.


Friendly and wanting to please


Obedience ; Delta Training


CGC December 2008, Delta Society Pet Partner, January 2009

Favorite Therapy Site

Our initial visit was the Fairview Baptist Retirement Home.  It was my aunt and uncles' last home and that made it special.

Favorite Toy

Anything that squeaks

Favorite Treat

Her Kong coated in peanut butter and full of pupcorn; access to the catfood dish


Dixie Sherry, Dottie's owner, has been a homemaker and volunteer in youth, community and church groups for over 40 years. Dixie and Dottie currently livee in Hickory Hills.









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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: