Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

Improving lives one paw at a time

See also

People often ask why we volunteer with our dogs. Many of our Love Dog team are retired, yet we still "work" many days a week. I for one volunteer six days a week and then train dogs on the seventh.

While this may seem unusual it really isn't. Many volunteers understand that the currency we receive is far longer-lasting then money.

One such volunteer has just taken on her first private client harnessing her dog's unique talents in a therapeutic setting. After just a few sessions working with this young boy alongside his therapist, there have been so many breakthroughs, this volunteer would work with this child every day if she could.

And her dog is capable of whatever she asks of him.

When you become involved with a well thought-out animal assisted therapy program, the rewards are endless. And the challenges.

What is the goal at each session and how can I harness the power of my animal to achieve that goal?

What is the best method to use to encourage both the client and the animal to work together as a team to realize that goal?

And when that child raises his head for the first time on his own because he wants to see the dog.

Or lifts his hand independently to pet the dog.

Or smiles at the handler with such joy it is palpable.

Or wants to come to therapy because it is now FUN.

Then you know you are truly improving lives one paw at a time.

For more information about Pet Partner visit

For more information about the Love Dog Adventures therapy program in Las Vegas, visit



  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!