Welcome to our new board member Emma Benner

Emma BennerEmma Benner is a student-athlete at Purdue University on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She has been very involved in the special needs community as a coach for Special Olympics Minnesota, volunteer with Challenged Athletes Foundation, and a volunteer with River Valley Riders Therapeutic Riding. She has had a lifelong love for dogs as a happy owner of many rescue dogs. Emma has volunteered with various humane societies and has loved helping find shelter dogs a loving and forever home. She says cannot wait to help grow and develop the Healing Companions organization.

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Jane Miller Guest on Positive Pets with MJ

Melissa talks with Jane Miller, about the Healing Companions program.  Jane discussed the many aspects of PSDs and the therapeutic value of the experience for both dog and handler.

They also discussed the prison training program that offers prisoners the opportunity to learn dog training skills they can use to get jobs once they have left prison.

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Brian and Colton

BRIAN & COLTON

Photos by Elizabeth Adams

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Tracy Meets Brody

TRACY & BRODY

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Another Great Meet and Greet

 

Another successful meet, greet and adoption for Brody, a shelter dog that received his basic training from one of the inmates we trained.  This training takes place thanks to all of your generous support and donations. Meet Brody as he meets Tracy and her retired psychiatric service dog, Finola. Brody and Finola got along beautifully and had a wonderful play time together and Brody captured Tracy’s heart. I am thrilled to Continue Reading →

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