Educator Briana Titus with Sugar make after school programs challenging
​and insightful for students
​at Casady.

"H.A.L.O.'s web site is meant to be not only helpful, but educational. It is written to teach you, the prospective handler and volunteer, a high standard of animal assisted therapy and activities practice." Authored by: Terri L. Smith, Executive Director, 2009-2016

Buddy is as big in heart and spirit as he is in size. This gentle Labrador presents himself in the most  generous manner to all who meet him during rounds at Mercy. One can't help from placing aside the worries of the day!

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​Zorro, with Handler Renee 
standing proudly at his side, is shown after completing all requirements qualifying him for community event participation. H.A.L.O. dogs must demonstrate excellence in temperament, disposition, and obedience not only in their chosen workplace, but often are called to educate the public as to the benefits of animal assisted therapy
​and activities. ​


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Zeke, with Handler Marcia, are 
always a delight wherever they visit, whether it be the Choctaw Library where he is a patient and encouraging reading partner, or a loving part of 
the end of life experience as a hospice volunteer.

The heart that gives-​gathers.
-Marianne Moore

"It's All About The Link!"

501c3, 170b Charitable Foundation

You just can't lose with that kind of relationship!  

 "Lifting Hearts, and  Touching Souls"

​​Skyview Elementary is proud to have on staff facility dog, Lulu. Together with Handler Becky, she works to diffuse the most stressful of situations. Staff and students benefit from the many ways this Basset seems to know just how to make each day a little less stressful with her perfect form of care and motivation!

Human Animal Link of Oklahoma speaks to the fact that animals and humans do form relationships of great worth and benefit to both. A non-judgmental force, our pets, can best calm most emotional and physical challenges we might experience. They are quiet in voice, but speak with strength and comfort by presence alone. They are incapable of making false promises as to our welfare. They are forever listening even though we may not make much sense. They offer moments of simple joy and peace, reaching into minds and hearts to communicate with people who just may have shut out the human factor. How quickly they forget our shortcomings and focus on
​our greatest strengths.

XJ and her Handler, Beverly, are thankful to have the opportunity to act as 
welcoming ambassadors to our troops coming through The Military Welcome Center.