Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ruby and I Are A Team

That's right!  Ruby and I are a registered Pet Partners therapy team.  We are now registered to make visits to nursing/retirement homes, hospitals, schools and many other agencies that serve people in our community.  Our local organization, Hand In Paw has a great mission.

Hand in Paw's mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and adults by serving those with physical, emotional, educational, or psychological needs through interactions with professionally-trained Animal-Assisted Therapy Teams.

Ruby has been getting a lot of practice with children when she comes to school with me.   She is very comfortable with the children and she has such a calming influence in our classroom.  When she gets tired, she just goes to the corner and gets in her little bed.  

And then when she decides to be in the middle of everything, she goes to the rocking chair in the middle of the room to sit.

Ruby is a special little dog who is comfortable around people young and old and in many different environments.  Though she only weighs 3.5 lbs. she is a bundle of love and comfort for so many.  We will be making our first official visit Saturday afternoon to a retirement village.  We are excited to meet and greet with new friends human and canine.  We hope our visit will truly bring love and joy to some folks during this holiday season.  


  1. Congratulations Charlotte (and Ruby)! What a great mission service!