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15 Minutes With: Amy Dodge of Pets Helping People

The following article was published in M Magazine. You can read the entire article here. Nearly 5,000 people in the Milwaukee area are touched by dog owner/therapy dog teams from […]

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20th Anniversary Event

Mayor Tom Barrett proclaimed September 8th at Pets Helping People day. On that date, we gathered together and celebrated 20 years of Pets Helping People. With a nod to our […]

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A Morning of Fun and Bit of Education at Bethlehem Lutheran Child Care

This past summer Pets Helping People spent a most memorable morning with the delightful children and staff at Bethlehem Lutheran Child Care (BLCC) in Germantown.  During our visit two different […]

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First Time Grant From the Green Bay Packers Foundation

In early December several Board members from Pets Helping People attended an awards luncheon at Lambeau Field Atrium where PHP was presented with a grant award. Earlier this year a […]

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Girl Scout Troop 8019 “Takes Action”

Dixon Elementary School’s (Brookfield, WI) Brownie Troop 8019 selected Pets Helping People to partner with for their Take Action project, a project designed to teach the girls about becoming involved […]

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High Interest Day in West Allis

On Friday, April 28, Pets Helping People participated in High Interest Day at Wilson School in West Allis. PHP has been part of High Interest Day for many years. About […]

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McArthur Elementary School Highlights the Importance of Animal Therapy

Pets Helping people was the focus for McArthur Elementary School project in service learning and problem solving.  The Fearsome Sevensome was a team of children led by Elizabeth Liker that selected Pets […]

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Papu and Lula

Papu’s story… Papu, an Adult Day Services client, plays peek-a-boo with Lula, a small Pomeranian pet therapy dog, as she happily sits on his wheelchair lap tray. Through a partnership […]

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Pet therapy can benefit senior living residents

A number of scientific studies have shown the use of pet therapy has a measurable positive impact on heart rate, blood pressure and depression and anxiety, particularly among the elderly. […]

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2015 Annual Graduation

On Sunday, August 23 we celebrated the largest ever Graduating Class in PHP’s history.  Since August of 2014 forty (40) sensitive humans and caring canines have made the commitment to […]

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2016 Graduation

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 graduation. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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2017 April Training Class

We’re very proud of our Training Class! Here are the April 2017 participants.

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Class of 2014 – Celebrating Success

  Pets Helping People (PHP) recently held its 16th pet handler team graduation.  PHP brings together owners and their dogs to produce very special pet handler teams.  Dogs that come […]

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Congrats to our May 2015 class!

Join us in recognizing the hard work and dedication of … Amy Hansen and “Libby” her very soft English Cream Golden Retriever. Libby was the perfect angel in class and […]

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Jim & Lorraine Bahr … and Sophie, too! 

Washington County Volunteer Center – Champions of Change 2016 – Nominated for the Dynamic Duo Award Nominated by Sheila Stuettgen, Aurora Medical Center – Hartford Hospital Jim and Lorraine along […]

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March 2015 brings us a small but energetic set of teams

Welcome to George Elleseg and “Derby” (Lab/Golden) who have already stepped in and are doing read to rover at New Berlin Library Sarah Zahorodny, junior handler and daughter of current […]

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No fooling, give our April training class a big welcome!

Say hello to … John Rohr and “Maddy” (Coton de Tulear). Maddy is their 3rd dog to come through our program and it’s John’s first time as the handler. Julie Grassel, […]

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Pets Celebrates its 19th Graduation of 26 Teams

Saturday, September 30th marked the 19th graduation class of Pets Helping People.  26 teams officially became certified pet therapy teams.  In keeping with our tradition of celebrating with graduates (both […]

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Say hi to our class of November 2014

This class is full of energy and are already busy bringing warm smiles and wagging tails to others.  Please welcome Kathy Blu and “Milo” (Shih Tzu); Sandy Robac and “Lyon” […]

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