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Educator Briana Titus with Sugar make after school programs challenging
and insightful for students
"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
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
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.
The heart that gives-gathers.
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!
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!
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.
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.