Student Animal Legal Defense Fund News

Therapy Dogs Visit Law School Today!

Therapy Dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed will be visiting the law school today from 11am-5pm.  They will be in the lobby outside the Office of Professional Development.  Come visit these adorable dogs for some much needed relaxation before finals!

Meet OIiver and Phoenix at Paws for the Law!

Phoenix, a Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) was an owner turn-in to Pawsibilities Unleashed Pet Therapy due to family issues and economics.  He is a smart, but laid-back dog and is solid no matter the situation. Phoenix is a member of the Compassion Dog Strike Team with Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team and National Animal Assisted Crisis Response.  Phoenix visits Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (Lexington), The Ridge Behavioral Facility (Lexington), the Fort Knox (KY) Wounded Warrior Complex and participates in the Reading to Dogs program at Fort Knox’s Barr Library.
 
Meet Oliver and Phoenix at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!   
                                   

Meet Ivan and Josey at Paws for the Law!

Ivan is a 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who loves animals of all species. He really enjoys his Therapy Dog activities, especially children's reading programs and working with developmentally disabled adults, where he is exceptionally talented at curling up with a good book and offering licks of encouragement.

Josey has been a certified therapy dog for 8 months.  She spent a week last summer at a camp with teens from the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky.  She loves to go play with the kids at Home of the Innocents.  She also has visited senior citizens at their special homes.  
 
Meet Ivan and Josey at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th
                             
 

Meet Bella at Paws for the Law!

Bella is six year old Newfoundland.  She was rescued at age three.  Once she met her adopted Mom and Dad, she knew she was home forever.  Bella loves people of all ages.  She is a dual certified service dog and therapy dog.

Bella has over 250 volunteer hours.  She has represented Pawsibilities Unleashed at Heroes Night Out, Fort Knox, and EKU, as well as many other venues.
  
Bella spends the majority of her time at Noe Middle School doing Animal Assisted Therapy with 6th graders and providing de-stress relief for anyone who requests it.  She loves to see her red bandana and hear Mom say, "Ready to Work?"  Her eyes light up, her tail wags non-stop, and her body wiggles happily!
 
Meet Bella at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!
  

Meet Jake at Paws for the Law!

Jake was born on June 25, 2010.  From the start, he was recognized as an extraordinary dog.  Jake has an exceptionally keen sense of smell, and he was being trained as a search and rescue dog until his illness in March of 2011.  He was rushed to the emergency clinic where it was found that the tissue between his large and small intestine had twisted and he was perilously close to death. The veterinarians reported they had never known a dog to survive this condition until Jake.  He is, indeed, a miracle dog who loves to be loved, and who lives to share that love with others. 
 
Jake is continuing his advanced therapy dog training in preparation to be certified as a member of the animal assisted crisis therapy.
 
Meet Jake at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!   
 
 

Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law!

Howdy is a 9 year old Labradoodle, rescued at the age of 4 months out of Tennessee.  He is a handsome and really sweet guy who loves everybody, human or canine.  Howdy came late to the Therapy Dog world, gaining his certification in Fall, 2011. But he's jumped in with all four feet and is involved with children's reading programs, Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Psychiatric, senior adult rehabilitation programs, and regularly visits citizens at area Senior Citizen Residences. He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed.  Howdy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.
 
Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!
 

Meet Ziggy at Paws for the Law!

Ziggy is a young Goldendoodle, born June 24, 2011.  Joining his forever family at the age of four months, he quickly began training classes and earned his STAR Puppy designation.  With his easy-going disposition, it was no stretch for him to pursue and complete Therapy Dog certification by the time he was 7 months old. 
 
Since being certified, he has kept busy with visits to area hospitals, Senior Citizen Residences, elementary schools, and rehabilitation centers.  He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed.  Ziggy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.
 
 Meet Ziggy at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!

Meet Jade at Paws for the Law!

Jade was rescued as an adult, and has found her "dream job" working as a therapy dog. She enjoys meeting and greeting people and spending quality time with new and old friends. Jade has helped children read at a local library, visited friends in an assisted living home, and has worked with special needs children and young adults in therapy programs. Currently, Jade works with speech, physical, and occupational therapists at a senior adult rehabilitation facility and also visits children at Kosair Children's hospital.
 
Jade is looking forward to meeting new friends at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th.
 
 

Meet Ciara at Paws for the Law!

Ciara, a Husky Mix, was a stray before beginning work as a therapy dog. She’s made a lot of friends and has given a lot of kisses since 2006. Many more to come!  Ciara and her handler are members of the Compassion Dog Strike Team with the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team and the National Animal Assisted Crisis Response. They are also members of the Clark Co. Indiana Red Cross Pet Therapy Program. Some of the facilities Ciara visits are Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (Lexington), The Ridge Behavioral Facility (Lexington), U of K Good Samaritan’s Behavioral Unit (Lexington), and the Fort Knox (KY) Wounded Warrior Complex.
 
Ciara loves to go to the dog park to visit and play with her dog friends then go home and take a nap!
 
Meet Ciara at Paws for the Law today!  
 
 

Meet Jade at Paws for the Law!

Jade was rescued as an adult, and has found her "dream job" working as a therapy dog. She enjoys meeting and greeting people and spending quality time with new and old friends. Jade has helped children read at a local library, visited friends in an assisted living home, and has worked with special needs children and young adults in therapy programs. Currently, Jade works with speech, physical, and occupational therapists at a senior adult rehabilitation facility and also visits children at Kosair Children's hospital.

Jade is looking forward to meeting new friends at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.