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By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill, is a lush, green meadow where time stands still. Where the friends of man and woman do run, when their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next, is a place where each beloved creature finds rest. On this golden land, they wait and they play, till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness, for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness. Their limbs are restored, their health renewed, their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care, until one day they start, and sniff at the air. All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back, then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met; together again, both person and pet. So they run to each other, these friends from long past, the time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart, has turned into joy once more in each heart. They embrace with a love that will last forever, and then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.


It is with great sadness that we share the heartbreak of one of our teams crossing the rainbow bridge. Furry Murry of Idlewood 09/25/009- 02/27/23

                          There are dogs and there are champions.

                                     Murry was a champion.

Many of us have met Murray as he has been one of our testing dogs for Angel on a Leash. Always a gentleman, he excelled in agility, nose work and the mascot of Resusapet program but above all he was truly loved as a therapy dog. He always kept his eye on his handler as he worked the room and gently greeted everyone. He was one of those special souls that knew how to bring joy. 

We extend our condolences to Carole D. and her family. 


We lost another champion yesterday.  Jeannette said it was fast and sudden.  We hope Remmy didn't suffer much.  As are all of our champions Remmy was a special dog.
Our hearts go out to Jeannette.

I'm sad to share that Mel has crossed the rainbow bridge. I remember Mel and her handler Fran, as they were  in the same therapy prep class at Tail Waggers as Thor.  Also Mel was one of the first dogs our president Jo tested.  Fran and Mel were an active member of Alpha Bravo Canine bringing smiles and comfort to all the first responders she met.  She will be sorely missed.


On September 1, 2022, Marie Fritz lost her beloved Bouvier, Becca.

Back in July 2021 when Becca lost a front toe to squamous cell cancer it was discovered that she also had splenic and liver cancer.  Due to Becca's age, Marie decided not to subject Becca to anesthesia and surgery. Experiencing both good days and bad days, Becca survived for over a year.  When Becca's appetite decreased she was found to be anemic.   Becca passed on Sept. 1, 2022. Becca will be sorely missed.


We send our hearts out to Debbie and Tom C.

Killian lost her courageous battle with diabetes on May 30. She was a champ through it all. Killian enjoyed her visits with the residents and staff at Attleboro nursing home, showing off her haircuts and holiday customs as well as marching in the parades and community events. What a journey we had.


6/19/2010 - 7/17/2022

Shirley Miyahara has lost her beloved Scout this month.

In addition to being an AOAL therapy dog, Scout's other accomplishments include

- DBF Scout's Honor of High Pointe


- TACH Teacup Agility Champion

We will surely miss this talented dog.



We have lost another angel, Spike, fur baby of Annette and Jeff. Spike passed with dignity after his battle with cancer.  Annette said he had a beautiful last day surrounded by friends.  Annette said it best, "If we had a formal memorial , it would have been better attended than our own". 

Spike was accomplished in nose work, rally, and agility.  

Our hearts go out to you, they are never with us long enough. 

Cheers to Spike and his beautiful, well loved life.



We have lost a treasure - Jackson Golden Bear has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Jackson and Bob Wharton were an extraordinary team earning many awards, the highest one being the paw print he left on so many hearts.

We all learned a lot from Jackson and Bob.

They are never with us long enough.



Maria Gergal's Buddy has passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

                                                                 Lil' Abner 

                                                        August 15, 2010  - March 30, 2020

Lil' Abner was 9 1/2 year old Dogue de Bordeaux. When he was a puppy he was entered into dog shows, where he did very well. but that was not his true calling. He was meant to be a Therapy Dog.

For 5 years he and his sister, Stella were the ambassadors for the National Dog Show. 

Lil' Abner and Stella helped launch the Therapy dog program at Ronald McDonald House. Lil' Abner has been a Therapy dog for most of his life. He has brought smiles to children as well as adults in schools, hospitals and library's. He has helped to show what amazing work a Therapy dog can do. 


Sadie was Jennifer's best friend for 12 years and a therapy dog for 7. She primarily visited the Ronald McDonald House at Front and Erie as well as various senior centers.

Sadie delighted many with her gentle manner and enjoyed their cuddling. In one memorable visit she was the first dog a young boy had met after having been mauled by another dog. Jennifer would like to think that Sadie helped him to start regaining trust with dogs.  She remember parents guiding their children’s hands in order to pet Sadie's soft fur and their smiles that followed.

In her spare time Sadie competed in amateur agility and reigned as queen over her good-natured Sheltie brother. Dogs never live with us here as long as we’d like but she will forever live in the hearts of all those to whom she brought comfort and companionship as only a Therapy dog can do. 


Our beloved Therapy Dog, Roscoe, finally succumbed to a neural sheath tumor that  left him with a severe hind end paralysis.  Our hearts are broken; we will miss him terribly as will all of the good folks at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital where he was a regular visitor (even a virtual visitor in the last several months). 


AKA Yon-Dell Cleopatra She’s All That

7/31/2005 to 2/28/2019

 Carole's beautiful Chloe passed over the rainbow bridge after devoting the last 6  years of her life as a therapy dog with over 100 visits. Carole rescued Chloe from the Philadelphia Sheltie Rescue at 7 months of age. Chloe enjoyed doing many dogs sports, such as Obedience, Agility, Rally, Nose Work and even Fly ball.  Carole called her a Jack of all trades.  Carole and Chloe did many years of training at Canine Academy and Lower Bucks Dog Training Club. She loved visiting children at different schools and having them read to her and giving her lot of hugs during her therapy visits. At home she was crazy about Frisbee and playing ball. Most of all Chloe was Loved. 

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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