2009 Freedom Award

2009 Freedom Award Paws to Read SHS Animal Assisted Programs has been nominated several times for the 2009 Freedom Award given out by the Kearney Hub. The nominiations were for the visits to the Kearney Public Library and nursing homes … Continue reading

Animals in Action

Animals in Action Animal Assisted Therapy Program Animal Assisted Therapy Medical professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the therapeutic and soothing effects animals have on patients. A growing number of clinical studies are proving that animals contribute to physical health … Continue reading

Notes of Appreciation

Jude and therapy dog Schotzy Notes of Appreciation Notes of Appreciation​ Jude and Schatzi were recognized for their work at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by this note of appreciation received from a family member of a patient at Good Samaritan … Continue reading

Neco & Brighton

Neco & Brighton

Neco & Brighton Neco & Brighton​ In the fall of 2001 Larry, our then puppy Neco and I attended the Samoyed Nationals in Denver. That was when we first heard about pet therapy. We were so captivated by the numerous … Continue reading