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 - April 1, 2001 to October 11, 2012

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Shetland Sheepdog or "Sheltie"


April 1, 2002


17" at the shoulder / 27 lbs.


Ripley is a very "lovey, dovey, cuddly" kind of guy. He is always looking for his new best friend to play with and he seems to have a fondness for older dogs too. He loves to lay in your lap and cuddle, he also loves to be groomed and will push his way in while I am trying to groom other dogs. He loves to get doggie massages, he will elicit sounds of pure heaven while he is getting massaged or groomed. He loves nothing more than cuddling by your side!


Ripley is training thru the Utility level in obedience, which is the highest level in obedience training.


Ripley is an AKC Champion and an International Kennel Club Champion, he received several Best of Breeds awards while he was showing to get his Championship Titles. He has his AKC CDX Title and a World Wide Kennel Club CD Title. He is also R.E.A.D. registered.

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Ripley gets very excited as soon as I get his Therapy Dog Vest out, he jumps around the room very excited. He loves being petted and meeting new friends. He has four sheltie siblings that are registered Therapy Dogs and each one is very eager to go on a visit, as soon as they see their Therapy Dog Vest they all follow Wendy into the garage and into the van thinking they are the ones going on a visit, it is hard to leave the others behind because they are all so eager to go!




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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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