Our Comfort Pets

If you love meeting people who want to reach out and help others and who realize the great joy of having animals in their lives, then welcome to our hard working life-giving therapy animals in our organization. These canine companions work very hard with their human handlers as community volunteers who contribute their time and energy without expecting anything other than knowing how important they are in the service we provide and the success of our organization.

These fabulous angels in fur coats are “PAWS ABOVE THE REST!”

“Therapy Dogs Change Lives!”

Our Comfort Pets Team

Ani

Ani

Breed: Retriever Mix
Birthday: November 4, 2013
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Claudia Pearce

Ani is a sweet, goofball who loves to catch her tennis ball, swim, play with other dogs and take long walks. She likes to cuddle and have her ears scratched and in general just be close to people. She likes visiting and making friends with people of all ages. Ani is now enjoying life on the beach in Southern California.

Annie

Annie

Breed: Cavelier King Charles Spaniel
Birthday: 8/12/2005
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Kurt Kauffman

Annie loves people of all ages and will cuddle with you anytime and anywhere. She has been visiting hospitals and schools since 2006. She is also her owner’s service dog and has traveled all over the country with him. Her favorite pastime is playing with her brother, Gus. Annie is a joyful friend and a loyal therapy-service partner.

Ansel

Ansel

Breed: Springer Spaniel
Birthday: 8/5/2016
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Catherine Walker / David Neighbours

Ansel is crazy about hotdogs, water, all people, and playing with other dogs.  He wants to go everywhere with them. Ansel certified with both his owners in November 2017. AKC Therapy Dog, Trick Dog Novice, and Canine Good Citizen.

Bean

Bean

Breed: Cairn Terrier
Birthday:
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Handler/Owner: Patrice Mock

Bean’s profile coming soon.

Bear

Bear

Breed: Akita Mix
Birthday: unknown as Bear is a rescue
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Judene McCrory

Bear is a gentle guy with a big heart. He enjoys time with his owners and their other dog Sasha. Bear is smart, very easy going, and full of love to give. Bear certified in November 2017.

Beau

Beau

Breed: Australian Labradoodle
Birthday: 6/9/14
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Philip Gold

Beau loves to meet and play with other dogs but most of all he loves his family. He is curious and loves to discover new places. At home, he likes dozing and stretching. He has a soft coat and loves brief snuggles but is quick to get up and ready for new adventures. He knows his purpose is to make people feel happy.

Bella

Bella

Breed: Standard Poodle
Birthday:
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Bev Marceau

Bella likes to be a part of everything! She is a thinker, so she keeps me on my toes. She likes to watch animals on TV, loves long walks, interacting with other dogs and the attention of being loved and petted.

Buster

Buster

Breed: Mini Pin Pug mix
Birthday: March 8, 2015
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Ann Noriel

Buster loves meeting new people and playing with other dogs. He also likes to hike and eat treats; he has even tried sledding and kayaking. His most favorite thing to do is to sleep in, as he must have his beauty rest so that he’ll be at the top of his game for his pet therapy visits.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Breed: Golden Retriever
Birthday: September 12, 2010
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Barry and Cheryl Robinson

Chelsea was rescued from the pound, as her prior owners could no longer care for her. It was obvious that she had never received the love or caring that a dog of her disposition richly deserved. She was first trained in basic manners, respect, and obedience. The trainer could see that she would make a great therapy dog as all Chelsea wanted to do was to make people relax and be happy.

Dobby

Dobby

Breed: Pug
Birthday: 10/25/07
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Diane Wiltsie

Named after a fictional Harry Potter character, Dobby proves true to his name. He is loyal, helpful, and a very good listener. His favorite things in the world are eating, sleeping, and going wherever his handler goes. He’s a great cuddler but is always up for a game of fetch or tug-o-war.

Ginger

Ginger

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Birthday: May 30, 2007
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Mary-Jean and Jaime

Ginger looks into your eyes and understands what you say. She loves everyone, young and old, and will dance the Salsa, rollover, and shake for a treat. Ginger loves playing with her mate, Pepper and her daughter, and walks on the beach. She chases little birds just to see them fly and be free. Ginger is the sunshine in our family, and the light of our lives.

Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Breed: Goldendoodle
Birthday: 4/17/17
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Mary Odening

Huckleberry’s favorite pastime is playing with his schnauzer brother Gus. He also enjoys a rousing game of keep away after grabbing a stray sock or one of Rebekah’s toys. He enjoys a good hike and will never say “No” to a swim, or fetching anything thrown. He continues to grow like a weed, but is definitely welcome in our garden!

Jet

Jet

Breed: Black Standard Poodle
Birthday: 4/21/2010
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Linda Smith

My own personal “JET” is a wonderful boy. He loves everyone and wants them all to interact with him. Raising and training a Standard Poodle for therapy and service work is challenging and rewarding with never a dull moment. He is very intelligent and can be a real “smarty pants” sometimes, but then his make-up behavior will win you over.

Juanes

Juanes

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Birthday: 8/9/2008
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Ana-Maria Osorio

Juanes is named after a famous Colombian rock star, singer, composer, and philanthropist. Their shared mission is to bring the music of love and joy to the concert of life. Watch out, this little one will steal your heart in a beat with his charming personality, inquisitive eyes, mini German Shepherd looks, and ever wagging tail. Just give him a treat and let those beautiful vibrations touch your spirit.

Little Bit

Little Bit

Breed: Dachshund
Birthday:
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Handler/Owner: Janelle Smith

Little Bit’s profile coming soon.

Lucky

Lucky

Breed: Standard Poodle
Birthday: 4/21/2010
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Janelle Smith

Lucky is both a therapy dog and a service dog. He loves to visit people and be petted. When he is not working, his favorite games are playing catch with his balls or popping bubbles. We do everything together and Lucky keeps life full of laughter and love.

Lucky

Lucky

Breed: Mix
Birthday: 2-15-2015
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Kathy Brauer

Lucky was rescued from a dumpster when he was just a pup. He is so smart and easy to train; he will do anything for a treat. His favorite thing is to just run. He is in training and will make a great therapy dog as he is so full of love.

Lucky

Lucky

Breed: Poodle mix
Birthday: unknown
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Lois McClain

Lucky, a rescue dog from Tijuana, Mexico, is just the happiest dog you will meet. When he is in “alert” mode, his ears stick out like bat wings which is super cute. Lucky certified in December 2017.

Luna

Luna

Breed: Newfoundland
Birthday:
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Ellie

Luna’s profile coming soon.

Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas

Breed: Shepard Mix
Birthday: 4/23/16
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Jen Horton

Marlo Thomas has rich brown eyes and one floppy ear – giving her the quirky appearance of the lovable star of “That Girl.” She loves to play and romp in the lakes and snow, and has even more fun when other pups join in. Marlo’s favorite color is pink – just like her tongue. Marlo certified in December 2017.

Oreo

Oreo

Breed: Akita
Birthday: 6/26/2008
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Debra Friedman

OREO is a big baby that loves to be petted and have his ears rubbed. He will give you big boy kisses if you let him. He is very gentle around people of all ages. He wears two hats: a therapy dog bringing joy to people and also my personal service dog, assisting me in life. We go everywhere and do everything together. He is my best friend. Oreo is now enjoying life in Missouri.

Ozzy

Ozzy

Breed: Miniature Dachshund
Birthday: 09/2004
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Sherry Clauson

Ozzy became a certified therapy dog in February 2012. His sweet, cuddly personality makes him a great lap dog for children and adults to pet. When relaxing at home, he loves a good warm blanket and his favorite toys. Although small in size, he has a big loving heart which allows him to give kisses freely.

Pepper

Pepper

Breed: Maltipoo
Birthday: 12/15
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Jody Brassfield

Pepper was a rescue who fixed my broken heart after losing my 16 year old dog. Pepper loves to give kisses if you like! She especially loves kids and the elderly as does her owner – they make a great team!

Pilot

Pilot

Bread: Poodle
Birthday: 6/3/2017
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Linda Smith

Pilot’s bio (and new picture) coming soon.

 

Piper

Piper

Breed: Standard Poodle
Birthday: 6/3/2017
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Julia Kerbs

 Piper is a sweet bouncy little thing who was born in Missouri and came out to California with me at 4 months old. Piper’s favorite game is playing keep away at the dog park so other dogs chase her. She is always excited to greet me with a bunch of kisses every time I come home – it’s super sweet.

 

Sadie Ann

Sadie Ann

Breed: Mixed Terrier
Birthday: 4/15/11
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Kathy Brauer

Sadie Ann was rescued from the streets when she was 2 months old. She loves people and goes to work with me every day.

Sessan

Sessan

Breed: Spaniel Doodle
Birthday: 4/13/16
Sex: Female
Handler/Owner: Ingrid Dahlgren

Sessan, Swedish nickname for Princess, because she has become my little princess. She is a very calm, sweet, and playful dog. I come from Sweden and so did her father so it was a match. She and I are both swimmers, she goes crazy for any water whether from a hose, ocean, or pool… she dives right in. She has filled my life with joy and happiness and I hope she does the same when visiting.

Sheamus

Sheamus

Breed: Irish Wolf Hound
Birthday:
Sex: Male
Handlers/Owners: Kelly and Keith Gulla

Sheamus’ bio is coming soon.

Tiger

Tiger

Breed: Staffordshire Terrier and Siberian Husky
Birthday: 2/5/17
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Tim Dipley

Tiger loves his training, going to the park, and playing fetch with his tennis balls. He loves to go on long walks and there are times he pulls his owner on a skateboard (sounds like that is Husky in him showing). Tiger loves to play with other dogs and people.

Wallie

Wallie

Breed: Cockapoo
Birthday: August 3, 2010
Sex: Male
Handler/Owner: Cheryl Pirih

Wallie, chose me. While visiting the breeder and looking at his brothers, Wallie was busy dragging my purse to the car. He’s still a bit of a thief. When friends and family visit, I warn them not to leave anything on the floor because Wallie will walk away with their socks, panties and shoes. He loves frisbee, going on walks and playing ball. He is a great cuddler, kisser and listener! He’ll be a friend for life with a good scratch behind his ears.