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Just after her first year of age, Shana began her job as a resource/facility dog at Skyview Elementary with her owner, Terri Smith, Special Educator. Terri saw the need for students diagnosed with a variety of emotional disturbances and oppositional disorders to learn an alternative way of functioning in their society. Her curriculum was written for Shana; D.A.R.E. was an acronym for the "need to delay all thoughts and acts, assess the situation- people, objects, and feelings- to learn methods of responding effectively instead of reacting inappropriately , and then self evaluation with a trusted professional." 

Shana was on staff at Yukon Public Schools as a student behavioral assistance therapy dog until her retirement in 2005. H.A.L.O. was founded with individuals who like Terri, felt the beauty of sharing an engaging, intelligent being of great instinct with others.  Shana and Terri went on to work for the state of Oklahoma until the death of this remarkable German Shepherd. Fifteen years of life with her working dog was the greatest blessing for Terri, as she knows it is for all who find themselves holding the leash of a tremendous emotional and physical resource to those in need. 

​Upon Shana's death, H.A.L.O. gave Terri the gift of designing this memorial bench and name plate, for the purpose of remembering all wonderful dogs that have passed away, but will never be forgotton. 

Tinkerbelle

  • Lola Wiens
  • Rocky Pope
  • Eleanor Williams
  • Jake Newlun
  • Abby Bennett
  • Daisy Montgomery
  • Maisey Webster
  • Apollo McEvoy
  • Sadie Dean
  • Oscar Spencer
  • Barney Clark
  • Daisy Doggett
  • Coco Pruitt

Molly

Sophie

Janine

Bon

Kinsler

Elle

Percy

Marley

Harley Davidson

Zeke

Riley

Alex

Timber

Benny

  • Sophia Sanderson
  • ​Mollie Berry
  • Daisy Widdifield
  • Murphy Lyman
  • Gus Tiehen
  • Dillon Pippin
  • Petra Spears
  • Gracie Foote
  • Zack Harris
  • Zephyr Collins
  • Buster Barber
  • Max Heinley

H.A.L.O. Founder and Inspiration-Shana

Sadie

Malee

Truffle

Bailey

Solo

Kinsler

Timber

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Lulu

Macallan

 Zorro

Emme

Ginger

Gypsy

Barrett

​​​To those retired Handlers and Pet Partners who have worked with such dedication to fulfill the H.A.L.O. mission,
we show our appreciation, and wish them forever all things beautiful.

We are fortunate to volunteer with our pet partners. It is here that we would like to pay tribute to our pets who have passed away.

They are not forgotten, but thought of often with great fondness. We remember their loyalty to those they visited, and know
​that they were content to have a job so instrumental in bringing a certain peace to those who became their extended family. 

XJ

Abby

Darby

Zeus

Sunshine

Buddy

Baby

Hank

Tillie Mae

Maci

Sugar

Kallie

Alia

Diamond

Charley

Tallulah

Gus

Mona

Shana and Terri-2001-2016

Chance

Duncan

Buddy

Timber

Pete

Ruthie


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