Teams

Rebecca&Iris

Rebecca & Iris

Iris is a female Bernese Mountain Dog, or “Berner”. She was born on November 29, 2015. This breed is not to be confused with a Burmese python or cat. The Berner Sennenhund comes from the Canton of Bern in Switzerland, where they were bred as a working farm dog.

Iris is a 100 lb. lap dog and loves attention; however she sheds a lot! Her favorite thing to do is play in the snow and eat sticks. She also enjoys attending local baseball and ice hockey games.

Iris is a little shy at first, but loves people and other dogs as well as her 2 adopted sisters (Gracie & Itsabella). Iris is a registered therapy dog through Pet Partners, and earned the AKC Good Canine Citizen (CGC) certification. She has achieved the Novice Title in AKC Rally, and also participates in the Stark County District Library Pups & Pages reading program.


Piper&Kathy

Piper & Kathy

Piper is a rescue dog that came to us a year ago (January 1st – a great start to our year!) through Canine Lifeline. She is a 5 year old terrier mix who is very sweet natured and loves to be with people and other dogs. Although we don’t know the story of her life, she immediately fit in with our family and our other dog Gertie, and we’ve been blessed to have her. I knew right away she would make a great therapy dog, and I hope to have many visits with her in the years to come!


Hollyy&Vinnie

Holly & Vinnie

Vinnie is a golden retriever. He was born on June 7, 2015 and earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen certification at age one. Soon after he was certified as a therapy dog through Delta Society/Pet Partners. Vinnie and his human partner Holly are excited to begin their pet therapy adventure at KSU and hope to help students who feel homesick and miss their own pets at home. See you at the DOC visits!!!


Wendy&Kobe

Wendy & Kobe

Kobe is a male bernese mountain dog who was born in May, 2011. His breed originated in Switzerland, where they served as multi-purpose farm dogs that pulled carts to market, herded livestock and guarded their owners’ homes. He spent much of his first five years in training for competitive performance events and has earned a dozen different titles in competition obedience and rally. Now that he is retired from competition, he can focus on a new job that just happens to be what he likes best of all–getting attention and petting from everyone he meets. We are happy to be a part of the DOC Pet Therapy program!!


Kathy&Kate

Kathy & Kate

Kate in an English Cream Retriever who loves to visit with people and give hugs. She is the little sister to Bridget and will take turns visiting with Kathy.

She loves to play fetch and retrieve with her ball, and enjoys belly rubs for relaxing time. She is learning agility and loves to run through the tunnel!


Luci&Lar

Luci & Lar

Alaric (Lar) is a registered border collie born January 27, 2015. He is a very small border collie weighing only 30 pounds but has enough energy for four dogs. He loves to go on walks, has his own private trailer when he hits the bike trails with me and loves to ride in the car. He also gets very, very excited when we arrive at agility class. He challenges me to find new tricks and games and thoroughly convinced that everyone was put on this earth to pet him. He is registered with Therapy Dogs International and we are so pleased to be a part of the Dogs on Campus Program and look forward to meeting many new friends.


Ruth&Tyler

Eddye & Jessie

Eddye White, Jessie, and Candy have been volunteering through the Delta Society pet partners for ten years. They started visiting with Robinson Memorial Hospital in 2002 with the Love on a Leash pet therapy program. As a pet partner team they have been involved with Dogs on Campus since 2007. Jessie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, weighs 12 pounds, is very lovable and has a sweet nature. She loves to visit the students and show them a few tricks. Candy, also a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, weighs 13 pounds, and her tail never stops wagging either. Eddye calls her the party girl—she loves to run and fetch her whabba, one of her favorite toys. She loves to snuggle in the arms of everyone she comes in contact with. Eddye feels very blessed to have such beautiful and loving dogs to share with the students, and that they are able to help students who feel homesick and miss their own pets at home.

Ruth&Tyler

Eddye & Candy

Eddye White, Jessie, and Candy have been volunteering through the Delta Society pet partners for ten years. They started visiting with Robinson Memorial Hospital in 2002 with the Love on a Leash pet therapy program. As a pet partner team they have been involved with Dogs on Campus since 2007. Jessie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, weighs 12 pounds, is very lovable and has a sweet nature. She loves to visit the students and show them a few tricks. Candy, also a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, weighs 13 pounds, and her tail never stops wagging either. Eddye calls her the party girl—she loves to run and fetch her whabba, one of her favorite toys. She loves to snuggle in the arms of everyone she comes in contact with. Eddye feels very blessed to have such beautiful and loving dogs to share with the students, and that they are able to help students who feel homesick and miss their own pets at home.


DawnaCalli

Dawna & Calli

Calli is a Doberman adopted from Hand Me Down Dobes, a purebred Doberman rescue here in Ohio. She has show cropped ears and a docked tail. Dobes are a highly intelligent and energetic, yet sensitive, working breed that form strong bonds with their people. When Calli has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certification and is certified as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Calli believes in “paying it forward” and volunteers as an ambassador for the breed at rescue events. She is our newest member to join the Dogs On Campus Pet Therapy Program.


Ruth&Tyler

Anita & Penny

Penny is a rescue dog that is a mixture of German shepherd and Border collie. She is currently the youngest in the D.O.C. program. (approx. 18 months old at this writing) She was Therapy Dog Certified in 2012. Since she had to be at least 12 months old for her certification, she doesn’t have a whole lot of accomplishments yet. However, in addition to visiting Kent State, Penny likes to visit with, adults with developmental disabilities and nursing homes. She enjoys long walks in the woods, dog parks, her Frisbee and lots of love and affection. If there is one thing someone can take from their experience with Penny, let it be this: There are many dogs that are not pedigrees that are euthanized every day, she is living proof of how wonderful a mutt can be. Remember even a penny has worth!


Ruth&Tyler

Cindy & Folly

Folly is a lovable Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or “Toller” whose breed nickname reflects their tendency to frolic or toll along the shoreline to attract or lure ducks in for hunters. She is a great little swimmer and loves the water. She will retrieve sticks and bumpers from the water all day long. Folly enjoys doing agility with her human companion Cindy and has her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and TDI (Therapy Dog International) certifications. Cindy is a proud alumni of Kent State and is enjoying being back on campus with her pal.

Ruth&Tyler

Kathy & Bridget

Bridget O’Brien is a Golden Retriever and one of the new members to the Dogs On Campus Program in 2013. Her 2 big brothers, Patrick and Jake have been with the DOC program since its’ inception, so she will carry on the “Golden” tradition for Dr. Kathy Adamle. She loves to play fetch with her favorite ball, and is always willing to give hugs to everyone. When Bridget is excited to meet you, she will actually “smile”, so look for her happy personality when we visit with the other teams.

Ruth&Tyler

Sandy & Sophie

Sophie is a MALTIPOO, born in Missouri, June 2011. Her mother is a white maltese and her father is a black toy poodle. She is small and only weighs 8 lb. 3 oz. Sophie is a new pet therapy dog, just becoming registered a few months ago. She loves people, especially children. She has taken classes in puppy training, obedience, rally and good citizen. She is registered as a therapy dog at Pet Partners and as a Canine Good Citizen. She loves to go walking in the woods and playing fetch with anyone who will throw her toys. She wags her tail all the time and is always upbeat and happy.

Ruth&Tyler

Pete & Gryffin

Gryffin is an energetic Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or “Toller”, the smallest of retrievers, developed in the early 19th century to toll, lure and retrieve waterfowl. The playful action of the Toller retrieving a stick or ball along the shoreline is fun to watch. Their water-repellent double coat is any shade of red, often with white markings. Gryffin enjoys meeting people and going to new places. He has a serious work ethic and enjoys agility training sessions with his human partner, Pete. He has earned a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) Registration.

Ruth&Tyler

Karen & Roxie

Roxie is a 6 yr. old Basset hound who is new to the Dogs on Campus program. She has been Delta/Pet Partners certified since 2009 when she joined Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade. She visits the patients weekly and has been known to fall asleep on their beds while being petted! Roxie also visits two elementary schools and two libraries helping children feel confident in reading aloud. Basset hounds have the second best sniffing nose of all dogs, so Roxie is always in search of a snack. She is very laid-back, mellow and a couch potato at home, but Roxie loves seeing kids, riding in the car, doing tricks for treats and sitting outside enjoying the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.

Ruth&Tyler

Flo & Luke

Luke was adopted through the efforts of Hand Me Down Dobes rescue where I’m a volunteer. He was an owner surrender who was much loved by his owner who lost her home. She still keeps in touch and is very happy with Luke’s progress as a therapy dog.


Joni & Duff

Duff is a gentle, black Newfoundland, who enjoys ice cubes. He and his partner, Joni, are also members of the Love on a Leash at Robinson Hospital. Joni and her chocolate Lab, Molly, were previously members of the DOC Program.

Heather & Romeo

Romeo is a mixed breed dog that lived in two previous homes before finding his forever home with me in 2010 when he was approximately three years old. Not long after adopting him, he earned his Canine Good Citizen and then we were registered as a therapy dog team. Romeo’s therapy work has included visits at skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice visits and the local library. Romeo absolutely loves to get belly rubs and will offer up his belly for rubs upon meeting you. Aside from belly rubs, Romeo’s favorite activities are going out on the beautiful trails in our surrounding park system, jogging on the treadmill, laying outside smelling the air, going to doggie daycare, taking agility classes and lure coursing. Romeo is also a wonderful ‘brother’ to foster dogs that call our place home until they find a home to call their own. We are very happy to be a part of the Kent State’s Dogs on Campus program.

Pete & Raven

Raven is a petite lovable Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or “Toller”, the smallest of retrievers. Tollers lure and retrieve waterfowl. The playful action of the Toller retrieving a stick or ball along the shoreline is fun to watch. Their water-repellent double coat is any shade of red, often with white markings. Raven enjoys meeting people and loves to play fetch. She enjoys obedience and agility training sessions with her human partner, Pete. Raven has earned a STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) Certification. She is very sweet young Toller.

Eddye & Savannah

Savannah, a tri-color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was born April 19, 2012 and was registered as a Pet Partner Therapy dog in October 2013, when she was 1 1/2 year old. She enjoys visiting all the students, who love her long ears and happy personality; her tail never stops wagging. Her nickname is Savannah Banana because she is like a monkey, loves to climb and hang on everyone. She is very playful and loves to jump and hop. She is the youngest of 4 Cavaliers, living with brother, Buckeye, and sisters Jessie and Candy.

Stephanie & Charlie

Charlie is a 1 year old Entlebucher Mountain Dog He is involved in children’s reading programs at libraries. Charlie has started agility trial training with the hopes of competing. Charlie’s favorite activities are backpacking with his own pack & fetching anything that rolls or flies.

Ruth & Oliver

Oliver is a loving and energetic Havanese, born Jan. 11, 2012. Havanese are the national dog of Cuba and were recognized in the toy group by the AKC in 1996. Oliver earned his CGC title when he was a year old and his Rally Novice Title before he was 2 years old. Oliver has been registered with TDI since 2014. He loves people and enjoys being part of the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Book Buddy Program and visiting a Hattie Larlham group home. He has participated in the “Hounds for Hattie” Dog Show and Paws Fest. Oliver enjoys agility training, playing ball and tug, going for walks and most of all, being petted and snuggling up in a lap. We are excited to join the Dogs on Campus Program in 2015.

Maggie & Tici

My name is Tici- and I love to run. Tici is pronounced “Tiki”- but it’s short for Canes Venatici, a constellation that refers to hunting dogs. And I love to run. I’m a field golden retriever, meaning I like to hunt- and did I mention I like to run? My second favorite activity is also running, or chewing on my older sister.

Brenda & Gina

GINA, a Labradoodle (Lab/Poodle Mix) loves walking in the woods, hunting field mice and squirrels, and most anything that moves, followed by snuggling up on the couch. She likes being close and sleeping on her back with her long giraffe-like legs sticking up in every direction. Her eyes are windows into a sweet, loving soul. She has competed in Rally Obedience and achieved some awards and titles. Currently, Gina is training for Agility Competition.

Cheryl & Ace

Ace is a Havanese born January 11, 2012. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Ace is Oliver’s littermate. 🙂 They had their first reunion in July, 2014. I just got Ace in May, 2014. Ace passed his Canine Good Citizen test July, 2014. He passed his Therapy Dog International test in November, 2014. He just started visiting local nursing homes. Ace is a sweet, mellow Mama’s boy. He’s a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He’s currently enrolled in Rally Class. At home he loves playing with his new sister, Jinxy (Miniature Pinscher) and new brother, Paco (Chihuahua mix).

Donna & Axel

Axel, a black Lab, is a registered Pet Partner, following his brother Diesel who volunteered for 10 years as a certified Delta Society Partner and is now retired. Donna and Axel are also members of the Love on a Leash program at Robinson Memorial Hospital. The boys also have a brother, Tucker, a yellow Lab who we hope will become a therapy dog some day.


Karen & Kayden

Kayden was born on July 31, 2013. His breed is Havanese. Kayden is a very busy therapy dog! in addition to working with Dogs on Campus he is a member of the Doggie Brigade for Akron Children’s Hospital and also works with the Wagtime program at Summa Hospital. His favorite toy is Blue Duck and his favorite treats are frozen blueberries, popcorn, and baby carrots. Kayden’s favorite things to do are playing with his brother Kody and “working” at all his therapy jobs to make people smile.


Jane & Sam

Sam is a rescue dog from South Carolina, hand picked by Jane’s niece as having good potential to be a therapy dog. He loves to play tug-of-war and fetch. Sam’s favorite activity is camping, where he can hike, meet new people, and lay by the campfire. Sam joined DOC in Fall 2015 and is excited to make lots of new friends, especially if they’ll give him belly rubs.


Maggie & Aquila

Aquila – a constellation whose name means “The eagle who soars and brings souls to immortality” is a 10 yr old field golden retriever. She loves to run and hunt, proudly bringing back any “finds” for praise and a cookie. She also loves to swim and roll in the sand. She can be a bit shy, but loves having her ears scratched and tummy rubbed. She is also known sometimes as “Silly Quily”



Sherry & Jessie

Jessie is a three year old Bernese Mountain Dog. Her favorite things are playing with other dogs, eating, being with people who love to pet her and sleeping. She is laid back and lovable with all that long coat. She has very much enjoyed the therapy work so far. Sherry is retired for the last two years so now has time to do all the things she couldn’t fit in previously. Being in the Dogs On Campus Program is one of them. She is also very involved with the local Bernese Club and its rescue program. She also works with her granddaughter in a 4 H program with dogs.


Mary & Tuxie

Tuxie was born on January 2nd, 2010, and is a hybrid of a Cocker Spaniel and a King Charles Cavalier, which makes him a Cockalier. We call him Tuxie, but his full name is Tuxedo, and that is because he is an all black dog, with a strip of white running down from his chin to his tummy. He earned his Canine Good Citizen certification in 2011, and soon had completed courses in Obedience, Tricks, and Agility by the end of 2012. He earned his Therapy Dog certification from Therapy Dogs International in 2014, and has since joined Dogs On Campus in the spring of 2015. Mary and Tuxie, also called ‘Team Tuxie’, have been running agility every week since 2012, and have been known to demonstrate Tuxie’s skills in Obedience and Agility for various classes and events. In his spare time, Tuxie loves to act in theatre productions, and has two play credits to his name: A Christmas Story, where he played a hungry hound who stole some turkey, and Auntie Mame, in which he portrayed a hunting dog. He lives with two cats, Wyatt and Chase, who are thrilled that the dog they raised from a puppy is able to get out of the house and have such exciting adventures to share with them.


Kathy & Sophie

Kathy & Sophie

Sophie is a tricolor Rough Collie and is considered a member of the herding group of dogs. Collies originated in the Scottish Highlands in the 1860’s. Collies are loyal, gentle and wonderful with children. They’ve frequently been portrayed as beautiful, faithful family companions in popular books such as “Lad of Sunnybank” (Albert Terhune) , and “Lassie Come Home” (Eric Knight) , as well as numerous ‘Lassie’ movies and TV series of the 1950’s. I’ve had the privilege of owning and loving Collies for over 35 years and I’m very pleased to share my Sophie in the KSU Dogs On Campus Program.



Dog Teams Memorial

 

Kathy & Jake

Jake, a 10 year old Golden Retriever, left us on October 18, 2014. He and Patrick provided the inspiration for the development of the DOC Program. He competed in the breed ring, received his CDX Obedience title and his Rally Excellence Obedience title. Jake was also certified as a National Search and Rescue K-9 when he was 4 years old as a trailing and Human Remains K-9. He was a team member of the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and used for Human Remains detection work. Jake was nationally certified by NAPWDA, NASAR, and LETS. Jake was a certified as a Therapy Dog with Pet Partner’s. Jake was also the “voice” of the BARC Alert: Be Aware, Respond, Communicate. Each month, Jake told the KSU students about mental health programs and health promotion events happening on the KSU Main Campus.

Ruth & Reggie

Reggie, our wonderful “Gentle Giant”, 6 year old Great Pyrenees, left us on July 10, 2013. He had been a member of the DOC Program since 2008 and will be missed. He always gathered a crowd, students loved him and came to visits especially to see him. He was also part of the Love on a Leash Program at Robinson Memorial Hospital. His brother, Tyler, will carry on the tradition in the DOC and LOAL programs.

Kathy & Patrick

We lost our beloved 13 year old Patrick on March 17, 2014. He and Jake were the inspiration for the Dogs on Campus Program. He enjoyed visiting KSU students, hugged everyone who would pet him and provided comfort at students of the Allen Hall fire. At 2 years old, Patrick competed in the Agility ring and also received his Rally Excellence Obedience title. At 4 years old, he certified as a National Search and Rescue K-9 and was a team member of the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and was used for Human Remains detection and article work. Patrick was nationally certified by NAPWDA, NASAR, and LETS. Patrick was registered as a Therapy Dog with the Delta Society and proved to be a well-rounded Golden Retriever, perfect for any job.

Joni & Molly

Molly, a very loving and faithful Chocolate lab therapy dog left us on January 12, 2012. She was with the DOC Program for 2 years and with Love on a Leash at Robinson Hospital for 9 years.

Helen & Emma

Emma, a brown Newfoundland passed away in March. She was a stylish lady with bows in her fur, always gentle, loved by the students and a wonderful addition the DOC Program.

Holly & Mindy

Mindy, a Golden Retriever, was born in May, 10, 2005 and passed away on April 28, 2015. Holly and Mindy were registered as a Therapy Dogs International team in June 2012. They visited with children at the Stow Munroe Falls library, senior citizens at nursing homes and Kent State students when they joined the DOC program in August 2013. Mindy enjoyed visiting with everyone she met and they were made happy by her presence.

Amanda & Quincy

Quincy, who passed away on April 10, 2014, left a legacy of providing therapy to Kent State students and patients at Children’s Hospital. Rescued from the Portage Animal Protective League at 7 months old, Quincy soon earned his CGC and began training and competing in agility. He earned over 50 titles in agility, including a CPE championship title. After a partial ACL tear curtailed his agility career, he became a member of the Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade and enjoyed more than 500 hours cheering up pint-sized patients. In 2012, he got to make his stage debut in the Weathervane Playhouse production of Annie, playing Annie’s beloved dog Sandy.