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 - July 16, 2011 to October 14, 2016


Jesse James


Golden Retriever / Medium Gold


July 16, 2011


25" / 75 lbs.


Jesse is a very sweet dog. He loves people, loves learning and loves life!


Obedience, CGC, Rally, Therapy Dog Prep, Tricks, C.L.A.S.S., K9 Nose Work


CGC, Tricks Dog, C.L.A.S.S. Dog, Pet Partner, R.E.A.D. Dog

How Do You Know That Your Dog Loves Therapy Work?

Jesse gets very excited when I bring out his therapy dog vest and bag. He knows it is time to go to work and bring love to people.

In Memory

He puts his cheek against mine

and makes small, expressive sounds.

And when I’m awake, or awake enough

he turns upside down, his four paws

     in the air

and his eyes dark and fervent.

“Tell me you love me,” he says.

“Tell me again.”

Could there be a sweeter arrangement? Over and over

he gets to ask.

I get to tell.

             ~Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night, by Mary Oliver


Yes, Jesse, I love you. Always.





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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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