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.


Pet Professional Guild

Jane Miller is a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) was founded based on a commitment to provide educational resources to pet care providers and the public coupled with an emphasis on building collaboration among force-free pet trainers and professional pet care providers and advocates for mutually agreed guiding principles for the pet care industry. PPG partners, members and affiliates focus on each pet’s physical, mental, environmental and nutritional well-being adhering to a holistic approach to the care and training of family pets.


Jane Miller Named Affiliate at ISCP

We are excited to announce the International School for Canine Psychology and Behavior (ISCP) has named Jane Miller of Healing Companions an affiliate.

See their post below:

The International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour – ISCP
September 18 at 6:01am

A very warm welcome to our latest affiliate, Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBT of Healing Companions, Inc.! Jane works in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, with a particular interest in holistic modalities of healing. Jane earned her BA in psychology and biology from Oberlin College, and her MSSA in Clinical Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She has received the Irene Sogg Gross Award for Humanitarian Services and has contributed scholarly essays for professional journals and anthologies in the field of clinical social work.

Author of the wonderful book ‘Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives’, Jane currently focuses on educating others about the legal, ethical, and practical criteria of working with Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSDs). In her clinical practice, Miller provides assessments for clients for PSDs, assists them in finding potential PSDs (from shelter/rescue or foster homes), and works with the client through foundational training, public access training and task training.

Come and meet all our amazing affiliates on our website.


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