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
2019 "Hero Dog" nominee, Mona, with Handler Suzi, are
always a delight wherever they visit. Whether it be the airport, Mercy Hospital, or a program center for those with Autism, Mona has that Basset and Labrador nose that knows where she's needed!
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Educator Briana Titus with Sugar make after school programs challenging
and insightful for students
The heart that gives-gathers.
Will Rogers World Airport, Integris Hospital, Mercy Hospital, UCO Campus, Elder Care Advocates
Bev Reed and Piper
Mercy Hospital, Edmond Library
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 Foundation
Animal Assisted Therapy & Activities
Buddy and Handler, Alan Hulva, have made their workplace at the Oklahoma City Veteran's Hospital. This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can open doors toward health like no other, and his visits are awaited with great joy.
"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." -Terri Smith
Timber, Behavioral Assistance Therapy Dog- Mental Health
H.A.L.O. Foundation is suspending visits at this time. We, with our dogs, introduce a greater risk because a "team" consists of two-human and canine-visiting great masses of people in many different environments. Safety measures are not easily monitored. Although we may take every precaution, there are too many unknowns. As we become more aware of identification and treatment of this virus, H.A.L.O. will hopefully resume visits at the beginning of May. -Terri Smith, CEO
Bon and his Handler, Shawn, are thankful to have the opportunity to act as
welcoming ambassadors to readers of all ages as they enter our Metro Libraries.
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