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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In Memory


Jem (short for Jeremy)


Flat coated retriever born December 19, 2007


Born December 19, 2007


64 lbs


Jem's personality is nothing short of gushing. His whole body wags (not just his tail) upon meeting anyone.


Practices agility every Tuesday evening

Awards / Titles

CGC in November, 2008
Delta Certified in April, 2009

Any other information that you would like to include about your dog:

Jem is a retriever who has no interest in retrieving a ball or a duck but loves to bring in the newspaper every morning. Something his human family appreciates, especially in the Chicago winters.

Jem and his canine sister, Scout, got their names from To Kill A Mockingbird characters.








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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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