OUR CHAMPIONS AT WORK
Pet therapy is an extremely rewarding experience for all humans involved. Our dogs provide unconditional love and a calming experience during visits, but they receive the benefit of mental and physical stimulation. It's a win-win for all.
This group is for our members to meet up for walks in public parks with your dog. It will be an opportunity to meet other members, and keep our pups social.
This group is for enjoyment only with no visit journal involved.
Please feel free to contact our committee if you see a day you would like to meet up and look for notifications when our members will be out.
It will be a short walk or as long as you prefer.
Soon we can meet up at an outdoor spot for coffee / tea as a way to keep in touch and enjoy company.
Being a champion/therapy dog team provide many opportunities to volunteer in our community.
If you are a long standing member who is looking for new places to go or a new member that is wondering what's next. AOAL Angel Wings is here to support, guide and extend expertise. We offer shadowing to visits and encourage all to reach out to us to stay active including our community events.
Currently we have several members who are actively visiting in senior facilities, hospitals, schools and local libraries.
Our Chair, Linda Somers and her therapy dog Jack are frequent flyers at senior facilities. Josephine DeAngelis and her therapy dog Lucy are frequent flyers at local libraries and reading programs.
Let's keep moving!
Angel on a Leash is proud to announce the arrival of new and exciting products. From hats and tote bags to beautiful apparel, there is something for everyone.
Help us spread the word and wear your Angel on a Leash branded merchandise proudly!
Thank You for your support!
FEATURED CHAMPION DOG
Gary and I were always drawn to smaller dogs, particularly Cockapoos. We always had 2 so they were never alone. Unfortunately, we lost our one (Leo)to liver cancer. We were devastated. So after some time we decided it was time for another dog.
I then came across an adorable little puppy that I just had to have. He was known as a mini Sheepadoodle, We went up to Pittsburgh to look at him and fell in love. We were told he would be between 35 - 40lbs. That was perfect - just the right size.
He was 8.5lbs when we took him home. We noticed that he seemed to be growing awfully fast. He was becoming larger than our other cockapoo. Before we knew it, he was 85lbs and definitely not a mini. We thought we had Clifford, The Big Red Dog. But we named him Brewster.
Going from a small dog to a large dog was not easy, However, when our coffee table was eaten and the crown molding around our doors was taken off, we knew we needed to do something fast. We started looking for obedience training and found the Canine Academy in Langhorne PA..
We signed him up right away. He started with individual lessons to learn basic commands and then eventually made it to group classes to become a Good Canine Citizen. Well he wasn’t that good. The staff recommended he do this part over again. Eventually, he became calmer and passed the Good Canine Citizen test. Since he was doing much better, we decided to put him through classes so that hopefully he could become a certified therapy dog. It was a lot of work, practicing the commands with him every day. But the work paid off. In 3/15/2022, he earned his title of certified therapy dog and joined “Angel on a Leash,”. It was the best thing we could have done. He loves people and other animals. “Angel on a Leash” has so many wonderful people who are dedicated to share their dogs with people who need it most and to help bring a smile to their face. We feel blessed to be a part of the group.
Brewster recently began visiting a bereavement camp, colleges during finals week to relieve the students stress, children's reading programs at local libraries and soon will be visiting a psychiatric hospital.. .. He’s still young, so he has his moments as we all do.But I have a new table that is still in 1 piece and crown molding around my doors again. Thank God for “The Canine Academy”and “Angel on a Leash.”.