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 - June 9, 2003 to December 30, 2015




Collie (rough coat)  / sable and white


June 9, 2003 - the same date as her "Momma"!


22” at the withers (shoulders) / 49.5 lbs


Siena is a very dainty dog.  I call her my “principessa” (Italian for princess), and that’s exactly what she is.  She prances when she walks and is very delicate and gentle.  She’s a very curious girl - her collie nose can be found just about anywhere!  She loves people and praise, even more so if the person and praise comes with a treat!   


PetSmart Intermediate training class (2007), Canine Good Citizen class (2007), Delta Pet Partner class (2008)

Awards/ Titles Achieved

Canine Good Citizen (2007), Delta Pet Partner (2008), R.E.A.D. certified (2008), featured on Channel 5 (NBC) Saturday Pet Segment regarding therapy dogs (September, 2008), featured on WCIU—dogs to advertise WCIU television shows (March 2009), TOP DOG winner, March 2009—WCIU.

Favorite Therapy Site

Anywhere where there are people to love and be loved.  We enjoy visiting Loyola Rehab., Hines Spinal Cord, Blind Rehab., as well as library visits.

Favorite Toy

Pink Princess Bone

Favorite Treat

Bil-Jac Liver Treats

In Memory

Today I lost my little princess, my girl, my Siena. Siena was such a dainty dog—really a little princess. I know we were blessed with extra time when she beat heart failure. It was like a miracle! Although, I STILL wanted more time  I have been SO PROUD of Siena—being a therapy dog, a R.E.A.D. dog, and she was so BEAUTIFUL!. She even came to Momma’s school more than once.

I like to think how much I taught Siena, because when she came to me at 4yrs old, she barely knew “sit.” But she taught me as well. I'm so grateful we danced The Nutcracker together, and we were together for Christmas.

Our troupe has been such a big part of our lives, and I thank you for all your love and support over the years.



















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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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