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History of Angel on a Leash™

Do you call your dogs the “kids”?  Have you ever bought a car because it was the right size for your dogs?  Have you ever planned a vacation or a family outing so you can bring your dogs?  Guilty on all counts. 

Today we have dogs for companionship, spiritual and emotional connections.  It is scientifically proven that having a dog brings down our blood pressure and makes us calmer and stronger to tackle the world we live in.

Angel on a Leash™ was started originally by David Frei in Manhattan, New York City in 2004.  It was fashioned to be an organization that brought  trained therapy dogs to visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes and any facility that had a need to bring smiles and a healing power that only a dog can bring. 

After David moved back to Washington state, he officially closed Angel on a Leash™.  David and Director Emeritus for Angel on a Leash™, Steven Kramer, have known each other through therapy dog work and activities at Ronald McDonald House. When Steven heard David had dissolved the organization, he called David in Washington State and asked if we could bring it back to life?  David was thrilled.  

Now Angel on a Leash™ is an organization made up of volunteer members/dogs. They visit various facilities to bring smiles and joy to children, students, older people and anyone who needs a little lift in their day.  When a dog wags their tail it is connected to their hearts.   

   David Frei and Angel

Mission Statement

 Angel on a LeashTM, Inc. (AOAL), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides volunteer therapy dog handler teams (Champions) to visit with anyone that would benefit from the human-canine bond in enhancing human health and quality of life. All handler-dog teams (Champions) are tested, certified, and registered by AOAL.  Additionally, during scheduled visits, our Champion teams are insured by AOAL.  

Angel on a LeashTM

a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization     

13 Summit Square   #136   

Langhorne, PA 19047 


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