Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation

Animal Assisted Therapy & Activities​​ 

Mona

Willa


Dixie

Kasper


Riley

​​​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.

Kevin

Maggie

Janine

Benson

Kinsler

Maverick

Sawyer

Bobby

Groot

Mabel


  • Sophia Sanderson
  • ​Mollie Berry
  • Daisy Widdifield
  • Murphy Lyman
  • Gus Tiehen
  • Dillon Pippin
  • Petra Spears
  • Gracie Foote
  • Zack Harris
  • Zephyr Collins
  • Buster Barber
  • Max Heinley
  • XJ Fentress
  • Sunshine Riggs
  • Amber Presley
  • Gypsy Pavy
  • Elle Murdock
  • Riley Gent
  • Zorro Leach

Scotch

Hank

Hank

Abby

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Buddy

Shana and Terri-2001-2016

Chance

Stella


Elle

Berlin

Leo

      Trooper

Phoebe

Marley

Charlie

Snookie

Duke

Tillie Mae

Cruze

Bear

Lily

Ranger

Darby

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

Timber

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. 

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. 

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

Piper

  • Lola Wiens
  • Pete Hayden
  • Rocky Pope
  • Eleanor Williams
  • Timber Williams
  • Jake Newlun
  • Abby Bennett
  • Daisy Montgomery
  • Maisey Webster
  • Apollo McEvoy
  • Sadie Dean
  • Alex Malone
  • Oscar Spencer
  • Barney Clark
  • Daisy Doggett
  • Coco Pruitt
  •  Bailey Barber
  •  Sasha Gammell
  • Charley Nickell