Therapy Dog Visits

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[ms_panel title=”St. John Specialty Care Center” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]500 Wittenberg Way
Mars, PA 16046
Contact: Skyler Bartley- Director of Recreation Services
Phone: 724-625-4712
Email: Skyler.bartley@lutheranseniorlife.org[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”PIT PAWS” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]This program allows passengers to interact with friendly, trained and certified therapy dogs. We understand that traveling can be worrisome and stressful. This program was created to help alleviate some of those issues and enhance the customer experience in the airport. PIT PAWS teams consist of a dog and a handler walking through the terminals interacting with passengers and providing helpful information, along with a friendly scratch behind the ears or gentle nuzzle of a nose, to those who need a warm sendoff on their travels. Visit http://www.flypittsburgh.com/programs-services/programs/pitpaws[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Allegheny General Hospital” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=””]Jennifer Kopar – 412-359-3067[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”The Willows – Independent Living Center, Personal Care, Memory Care” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Lisa Connor – 412-875-1606.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Interroom Hospice” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Barbara Hammil – 412-371-3726.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Washington-Greene Alternative Residential Services” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Valerie Loughman – 724-228-7716.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Community Options” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Jessica Kubas – 412-431-7079.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Heritage Hospice” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Erica Kinkade – 724-334-6600.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Adelphoi” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Bethanne Petrylak – 570-579-8700.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Remed” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Tina – 412-477-0901.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Cranberry Township Library” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Dog reading program. Looking for 3-4 dogs, the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm Contact: Annemarie Lamperski.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Baden Memorial Library” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Dog reading program. Need volunteer for 2 Thursdays per month from 5:00pm – 6:30pm and 1 Saturday per month for 1 1/2 hours.
Contact: Kathleen Wagner[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Gateway Hospice” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Sr. Linda Larkman OSB, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-737-0969[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”West Haven Manor” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Karen Zimmerman, Coordinator of Volunteer Services – 724-727-3451[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”North Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Teri A. Slimick – 724-935-3781[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”McGuire Memorial” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Susan Matlock – 724-843-3400[/ms_panel]
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[ms_panel title=”Excela Health Home Care and Hospice (Westmoreland County)” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Joan Roth, Volunteer Coordinator – 724-689-1653[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Family Hospice Palliative Care” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
www.familyhospice.com/
Contact: Pam Tomczak – 412-572-8803[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Western Pa. Humane Society” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
coordinates visits to multiple locations in the community with volunteers who have Certified Therapy Dogs.
Contact: Joy Kealey.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Odyssey Health Care” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Cliff Mine Rd., Pittsburgh
Contact: Barbara Coulter – 1-800-861-8584[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Condordia of Franklin Park” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Contact: Carol Kosela – 724-935-1075 ext. 103[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”VA Hospitals in Pittsburgh” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Activities Director – 412-688-6000 ext. 3682[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Country Meadows (South Hills)” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Activities Director – 412-257-4566[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Volunteer Coordinator – 412-690-6508[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Animal Friends” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
coordinates a Pet Assisted Therapy program that visits multiple locations. To join their therapy group or request visits contact Ann Cadman – 412-847-7031.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Tail Waggin Tutors at Baden Library” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Laura Bain – 724-869-3960[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Heartland Hospice” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Barb Kralik, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-919-5617[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Caring Hospice Services” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Brittany Bailey, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-563-3300[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Concordia of Wexford” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Michelle Moon – 724-935-1266[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Passavant Memorial Homes and Subsidiaries” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]
Colleen Perry, Social Services Coordinator – 412-820-1015 ext. 521[/ms_panel]
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Services & Teams

If you would like to have Therapy Dogs visit your facility, please contact one of the following Therapy Dog Teams or contact Misty Pines to have your facility listed in the above section so that our teams may contact you. Click the link below for teams that are interested in visiting those in need of therapeutic visits from their furry friends:

[ms_panel title=”Pets With Heart, Pet Therapy” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]

Sister Sharon Costello: 724-869-6545

sharon@sisterspettherapy.com[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Western Pa. Humane Society” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]Western Pa. Humane Society coordinates visits to multiple locations in the community with volunteers who have Certified Therapy Dogs.

Contact: Joy Kealey.[/ms_panel]

[ms_panel title=”Animal Friends” title_color=”#fff” border_color=”#ddd” title_background_color=”#8ba795″ border_radius=”0″ class=”” id=”” width=”3″]Animal Friends coordinates a Pet Assisted Therapy program that visits multiple locations.

To join their therapy group or request visits contact Ann Cadman – (412) 847-7031.[/ms_panel]