Intern Needed for Fundraising Effort

Winter term intern needed to work on organizing fundraiser to help us reach our goals:

Healing Companion’s mission is built on Three Pillars: Saving shelter dogs and training them to become psychiatric service dogs, transforming the lives of those struggling with mental illness, and providing basic dog training job skills for inmates.

Must have the ability to network, organize, reach out through social media, any fundraising experience in the past and or working with non-profits. Highly motivated to spread the word about our work, graphic design experience to make posters, photographers, social media skills etc.

Students should apply to this Winter Term opportunity here.


Training Donation Needs

The inmates wanted to share how much they enjoyed my book and would love to read more wonderful books about dogs and dog training. They would also appreciate videos, DVD’s, dog mats, harnesses, dog training toys, treat bags, clickers, target sticks and other training tools.

Please donate today!



Thank You Linda Michaels!!

A huge shout out to Linda Michaels for her generosity and support. The inmates have thoroughly enjoyed the donations of her fabulous book and video. Thanks so much.

We love donations of materials that enhance the inmate’s knowledge and learning. We hope Linda has inspired you to make a difference in educating inmates to work with animals in a positive, compassionate way.  Donate today to help change a shelter dog’s life, inmate’s job skills and the life of the person that will benefit from the healing power of dogs!  If you have training books or videos to donate please contact us.



Thank You Cleveland Travelers Insurance!

Healing Companions, Inc. Is honored that the Cleveland Travelers Insurance Company chose us for their August 2017 fundraiser. Their generous donation will help change so many lives and we are deeply grateful . What a fabulous company!


Sign the Pledge! Eliminate Electric Shock

Join me in signing the pledge to eliminate electric shock in the training, care and management of pets.

The Shock Free Coalition believes that pets have an intrinsic right to be treated humanely, to have each of their individual needs met, and to live in a safe, enriched environment free from force, pain and fear.  Members of the Shock Free Coalition consider it to be their responsibility and utmost obligation to be vigilant, to educate, to remain engaged and work toward eliminating shock as a permissible tool so it is never considered a viable option in the training, management and care of pets.
Checkout the great roll out activities. Get involved today! Click here

PPG is gathering signatures with the help from social media pages like, to show corporations how the pet owning community and pet professionals feel about the sale and distribution of training aids that can physically and mentally damage our pets.

Even at the lowest setting, electrical stimulation devices present an unknown stimulus to pets which, when not paired with a positive stimulus, at best is neutral and at worst is frightening/painful to the animal. Pets learning to exhibit a behavior in order to escape or avoid fear or pain are, by definition, subjected to an aversive stimulus. Studies indicated that dogs trained with shock displayed stress signals as they approached the training area and frequently work slowly and deliberately. In many instances, electrical stimulation causes physiological pain and psychological stress to the animal, often exhibited by vocalization, urination, defecation, fleeing and complete shut-down. In extreme cases, electrical stimulation devices may burn animal tissue.

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