Therapy Dog Visits

St. John Specialty Care Center
500 Wittenberg Way
Mars, PA 16046
Contact: Skyler Bartley- Director of Recreation Services
Phone: 724-625-4712
Email: Skyler.bartley@lutheranseniorlife.org

PIT PAWS
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

Allegheny General Hospital
Contact: Jennifer Kopar – 412-359-3067

The Willows – Independent Living Center, Personal Care, Memory Care
Contact: Lisa Connor – 412-875-1606.

Interroom Hospice
Contact: Barbara Hammil – 412-371-3726.

Washington-Greene Alternative Residential Services
Contact: Valerie Loughman – 724-228-7716.

Community Options
Contact: Jessica Kubas – 412-431-7079.

Heritage Hospice
Contact: Erica Kinkade – 724-334-6600.

Adelphoi
Contact: Bethanne Petrylak – 570-579-8700.

Remed
Contact: Tina – 412-477-0901.

Cranberry Township Library
Dog reading program. Looking for 3-4 dogs, the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm Contact: Annemarie Lamperski.

Baden Memorial Library
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

Gateway Hospice
Contact: Sr. Linda Larkman OSB, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-737-0969

West Haven Manor
Contact: Karen Zimmerman, Coordinator of Volunteer Services – 724-727-3451

North Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
Contact: Teri A. Slimick – 724-935-3781

McGuire Memorial
Contact: Susan Matlock – 724-843-3400

Excela Health Home Care and Hospice (Westmoreland County)
Contact: Joan Roth, Volunteer Coordinator – 724-689-1653

Family Hospice Palliative Care
www.familyhospice.com/
Contact: Pam Tomczak – 412-572-8803

Western Pa. Humane Society
coordinates visits to multiple locations in the community with volunteers who have Certified Therapy Dogs.
Contact: Joy Kealey.

Odyssey Health Care
Cliff Mine Rd., Pittsburgh
Contact: Barbara Coulter – 1-800-861-8584

Condordia of Franklin Park
Contact: Carol Kosela – 724-935-1075 ext. 103

VA Hospitals in Pittsburgh
Activities Director – 412-688-6000 ext. 3682

Country Meadows (South Hills)
Activities Director – 412-257-4566

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Volunteer Coordinator – 412-690-6508

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.

Tail Waggin Tutors at Baden Library
Laura Bain – 724-869-3960

Heartland Hospice
Barb Kralik, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-919-5617

Caring Hospice Services
Brittany Bailey, Volunteer Coordinator – 412-563-3300

Concordia of Wexford
Michelle Moon – 724-935-1266

Passavant Memorial Homes and Subsidiaries
Colleen Perry, Social Services Coordinator – 412-820-1015 ext. 521

 

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:

Pets With Heart, Pet Therapy
Sister Sharon Costello: 724-869-6545
sharon@sisterspettherapy.com

Western Pa. Humane Society
Western Pa. Humane Society coordinates visits to multiple locations in the community with volunteers who have Certified Therapy Dogs.
Contact: Joy Kealey.

Animal Friends
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.