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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Where We Go Teams consisting of a volunteer handler and his/her registered therapy dog participate in visitation and therapy sessions at a variety of different locations in the Chicago metropolitan area: Loyola University Medical CenterMaywood, Illinois: 5th floor Rehabilitation unit (moved to Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park) 4th floor Pediatrics Bernadin Cancer Center Ronald McDonald House (for families of hospitalized children) Stritch School of Medicine Marcell Neihoff School of Nursing/ Health Sciences Library "On Call" visits throughout the hospital  Loyola Medical Resident Physician Wellness  Hines Veterans Administration Hospital Hines Illinois: Blind Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Cord RCF Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Inpatient Psychiatry Extended Care / Geriatrics Oncology  Medical / Rehabilitation  Fisher House (for families of hospitalized veterans) Oak Trace Senior Living Community Downers Grove IllinoisVilla St Benedict Senior Living Community Lisle, Illinois Elementary, High School and College programs:Tate Woods Elementary School in Lisle Brookdale Elementary School in Naperville Scheisher Elementary School in Lisle Hodgkins Elementary School in Hodgkins White Eagle Elementary School in Naperville Westfield Elementary School in Glen Ellyn Mooseheart Child Village Elementary School in Batavia  Compass Preschool and Kindergarten in Naperville Arbor View Elementary School in Glen Ellyn Manor Hill Elementary School in Lombard Pleasant Lane Elementary School in Lombard Hillcrest Elementary School in Downers Grove Pierce Downers Elementary School in Downers Grove Ann M. Jeans Elementary School in Willowbrook Meadowview Elementary School in Woodridge Wesley Elementary School in Addison Schafer Elementary School in Lombard Downers Grove North High School  Lincoln Way High School in New Lenox Wheaton College University of Illinois College of DentistryPublic Library Programs:Bloomingdale Public Library  Broadview Public Library  North Riverside Public Library  Naper Boulevard Public Library in Naperville 95th St Library Public Library in Naperville Nichols Public Library in Naperville Woodridge Public Library  Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien Lisle Public Library Forest Park Public LibrarySpecial Programs: The Mansion School in Naperville Little Friends Spectrum Vocational Services Downers Grove Illiinois Community Adult Day Care Downers Grove Illinois  Bridge Communities in Glendale Heights and NapervilleBreaking Free in Aurora

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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.

If you have further questions about the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, contact us at: