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 17, 2007 to June 24, 2016


I Am Sam, Sam I Am (Sam)


Golden Retriever


January 17, 2007


78 lbs


Enthusiastic, friendly and wanting to please


Obedience; Delta Training

Awards / Titles

CGC December 2008, Delta Society Pet Partner, March 2009

Favorite Therapy Site

Sam is most comfortable at Hines Hospital but also enjoys the variety of work at MacNeal

Favorite Toy

Squeaky toys

Favorite Treat

His favorite treat is a banana, but string cheese is a very close second.



















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Contact Us

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: