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Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc.

Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc. Loving Paws will enhance the lives of vulnerable populations and those in need throughout our community using certified therapy dog teams and volunteers.

Animals have served as companions to humans since the beginning of recorded time. The earliest indication of the significance of the human-animal relationship can be found in the 20,000 year old cave wall paintings of the Cro-Magnon people (Saunders, 1995). People have recognized and respected animals as ‘kin’ and through that kinship, they became totems, familiars, and healers long before they we

Animals have served as companions to humans since the beginning of recorded time. The earliest indication of the significance of the human-animal relationship can be found in the 20,000 year old cave wall paintings of the Cro-Magnon people (Saunders, 1995). People have recognized and respected animals as ‘kin’ and through that kinship, they became totems, familiars, and healers long before they we

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Happy Mother's Day!!!!❤️☺️🐾💐
05/08/2022

Happy Mother's Day!!!!❤️☺️🐾💐

Stress Bustin' @ KU. 5-5-22
05/06/2022

Stress Bustin' @ KU. 5-5-22

Maddie, Scooby & Shakti worked some stress busting therapy dog magic this evening in Anschutz Library!
05/03/2022

Maddie, Scooby & Shakti worked some stress busting therapy dog magic this evening in Anschutz Library!

HAPPY NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL DAY!!!!The last couple of years have been rough on my social, attentive therapy pups, and ...
04/30/2022

HAPPY NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL DAY!!!!

The last couple of years have been rough on my social, attentive therapy pups, and all of the certified therapy dogs in the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc.

We've been busy testing and training and we are all super excited to finally have the 'green light' to get back out there and work some magic!

May will be an extremely busy month for our teams as we launch a new training program, and work hard to provide support to stressed university students, new readers, and many struggling with loneliness & isolation living in long-term care facilities.

The Loving Paws Program is comprised of some of the kindest, most giving human beings on this crazy planet, and their dogs are truly amazing. Our teams are a blessing to the community and to all they come in contact with!

Please make a donation if you are able, to help us continue to grow and expand our program and services!

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These dogs are living their best life bringing smiles to their community! Thank you Pinckney Elementary for having us at...
04/29/2022

These dogs are living their best life bringing smiles to their community! Thank you Pinckney Elementary for having us at Title Night! 📖 ❤️🐾

Do you have an amazing dog? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a certified therapy team? YOU ARE IN LUCK! We...
04/15/2022
Loving Paws New Volunteer Orientation - Summer 2022

Do you have an amazing dog? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a certified therapy team? YOU ARE IN LUCK! We are excited to announce our New Volunteer Orientation registration is now OPEN! Use the link below to register for our May 1st orientation and find out what it takes to join our pack! We look forward to meeting you!

https://newvolunteerorientation2022.eventbrite.com

Learn about the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program and see what it takes to be a member of our pack!

Loving Paws had a much-needed presence at a 'Send Silence Packing' suicide awareness event. Thank you KU and Active Mind...
04/15/2022

Loving Paws had a much-needed presence at a 'Send Silence Packing' suicide awareness event. Thank you KU and Active Minds for bringing #SendSilencePacking interactive display to the KU campus and inviting us to be part of your day providing support to the community. It was an honor.

Help is available 24/7
Suicide prevention lifeline
1.800.273.TALK

Wishing everyone a Happy St. PAWtricks Day!
03/17/2022

Wishing everyone a Happy St. PAWtricks Day!

Shakti shared what it means to be a certified therapy dog & brought some stress relief to students at Perry-Lecompton Hi...
03/10/2022

Shakti shared what it means to be a certified therapy dog & brought some stress relief to students at Perry-Lecompton High today!

It's great to be able to make visits again!!'n

Harley, Clara Jane, Rocky & Winnie are ready to get back out there!!!! Yayyyy!!!!! Congratulations , awesome teams!!!!! ...
02/28/2022

Harley, Clara Jane, Rocky & Winnie are ready to get back out there!!!! Yayyyy!!!!! Congratulations , awesome teams!!!!! Thank you to Greg Lyon, Tania Hickman & Shelly Azevedo for all you do to make Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc. such a great program!!!!!!

Loving  Paws teams delivered Pup -A-Grams to several lucky recipients today. Happy ❤️'s day, all!!!!!
02/15/2022

Loving Paws teams delivered Pup -A-Grams to several lucky recipients today. Happy ❤️'s day, all!!!!!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!! Make someone's day and send them a PUP-A-GRAM!!❤️🐾❤️
02/02/2022

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!! Make someone's day and send them a PUP-A-GRAM!!❤️🐾❤️

We're sooo excited to be gearing up to get back out there!!!! We can't wait to see you all!!!!
01/24/2022

We're sooo excited to be gearing up to get back out there!!!! We can't wait to see you all!!!!

We're BACK, and we're excited to be heading out into the community to bring love & joy through animal therapy!!!!!❤️🐾Do ...
01/18/2022

We're BACK, and we're excited to be heading out into the community to bring love & joy through animal therapy!!!!!❤️🐾

Do you know someone who could use a smiles & a little puppy love?? Send them a PUP-A-GRAM!!!!

Happy HOWLidays!!
12/22/2021

Happy HOWLidays!!

Proud and happy to announce the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program Dogs and their nomination in the BEST of LAWRENCE Top...
03/16/2021
Best of Lawrence 2021

Proud and happy to announce the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program Dogs and their nomination in the BEST of LAWRENCE Top Five-Service Animal/Program! Way to go, amazing teams!!!!
http://www.lawrence.com/bestoflawrence//

Best of Lawrence is an annual people's choice event that highlights the businesses, individuals, organizations and ideas that make our community a better place to live.

The Loving Paws Therapy Dogs donate (prior to Covid) hundreds of hours yearly to bring joy to our community's most vulne...
02/15/2021
Best of Lawrence 2021: Coming soon!

The Loving Paws Therapy Dogs donate (prior to Covid) hundreds of hours yearly to bring joy to our community's most vulnerable!

Please vote for them as one of Lawrence's Best in COMMUNITY (non profit and/or service animal).🐾❤️🙏🏼

http://m.lawrence.com/bestoflawrence/?templates=mobile#//

Best of Lawrence is an annual people's choice event that highlights the businesses, individuals, organizations and ideas that make our community a better place to live.

It's with a heavy heart that I share that the Loving Paws Pack lost an original member this week. Sweet Lacie lost her b...
01/28/2021

It's with a heavy heart that I share that the Loving Paws Pack lost an original member this week.

Sweet Lacie lost her battle with cancer, after sharing her life & love for 17 years. Lacie was a gift to her parents, Jim & Michelle, and literally hundreds of others.

She never stopped smiling, and she absolutely LOVED kids!! Lacie was a sweet, gentle presence to all who knew her. She will be missed....& I’m forever grateful that she was part of the Loving Paws Pack.☮️❤️🐾🌈

‘Someone asked me what the most difficult part of having a dog was.... I said the goodbye.’ Gah, y’all... this has been ...
09/07/2020

‘Someone asked me what the most difficult part of having a dog was.... I said the goodbye.’ Gah, y’all... this has been a rough week. 😢

Our Pack lost another long-time therapy dog over the weekend, & hearts are heavy. John Wayne suddenly & unexpectedly crossed the rainbow bridge while on vacation with his mom.

John Wayne was a hoot, always had the coolest hats, & was Shakti’s “main squeeze.” He & his mom were long time members of the Loving Paws program, & he will be deeply missed by many.

I extend gratitude to his mom for sharing him with us, & send peace & love her way.

Run free, buddy.🐾❤️🌈

No time on earth is long enough to share the dogs we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.It is with a heavy heart...
09/05/2020

No time on earth is long enough to share the dogs we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that one of our beloved Pack members, Emma Grace (13), has crossed the rainbow bridge. Dogs teach us about love...& Emma Grace was one of the the BEST teachers! She will always hold a special place in all of our hearts, & her gentle spirit will be missed. 🐾❤️🌈✨

Shakti was extremely excited to make a new friend today!!!! Kellen Snyder participated in “It Matters,” a charitable giv...
08/29/2020

Shakti was extremely excited to make a new friend today!!!! Kellen Snyder participated in “It Matters,” a charitable giving program supported through Ranjbar Orthodontics, & chose the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program as his organization!!!

We extend THANKS & GRATITUDE to Ranjbar Orthodontics for their $100.00 donation on behalf of Kellen!🐾❤️🙏🏼

On DOGS: "It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with eac...
07/20/2020

On DOGS: "It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them." – 🐾❤️🐾 John Grogan, Author, Marley & Me

RUN FREE, Sweet Rocky! It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Rocky has passed on. He was a joyful delight,...
06/29/2020

RUN FREE, Sweet Rocky!

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Rocky has passed on. He was a joyful delight, & brought SO MUCH HAPPINESS to SO MANY! The Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program was better because of him, & he will be deeply missed. ☮️❤️🐾🌈

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!🌸❤️🦋🐾💐🌷
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!🌸❤️🦋🐾💐🌷

Coronavirus in Dogs: What You Need to Know
03/14/2020
Coronavirus in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Coronavirus in Dogs: What You Need to Know

As COVID-19 spreads, many people have begun to worry about coronavirus in dogs. Get the latest facts and recommendations to keep your pup healthy.

LOVING PAWS T-SHIRTS!  Order yours today, along with a matching bandana for your pup to wear to events!!! We will accept...
03/13/2020

LOVING PAWS T-SHIRTS! Order yours today, along with a matching bandana for your pup to wear to events!!! We will accept orders through Sunday, March 22nd, and plan to have them ready for pick up by the following Sunday!

(The shirts are Unisex, GLIDEN cotton blend and are not fitted!)

S-XL: $17.00

2XL & up: $22.00

Dog Bandana (Dark Grey): 8.00

Please order using Paypal (Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc.) at [email protected]

Choose your SIZE and COLOR (see attached chart) in the comments section of Paypal!!!

*If you do not have Paypal, please contact Raven at [email protected] to make arrangements and to place your order!

Another successful Loving Paws event - Pause4Pups @ KU!!!
03/04/2020

Another successful Loving Paws event - Pause4Pups @ KU!!!

Shakti & I loved meeting students from Perry/Lecompton, sharing about Therapy Dogs and the Loving Paws Program!
03/03/2020

Shakti & I loved meeting students from Perry/Lecompton, sharing about Therapy Dogs and the Loving Paws Program!

Several Loving Paws therapy teams brought a lot of joy to students & staff at Westwood House tonight!🐾
02/28/2020

Several Loving Paws therapy teams brought a lot of joy to students & staff at Westwood House tonight!🐾

It is with a heavy heart that I share the loss of a vital Pack member. On January 30, sweet Delilah crossed the rainbow ...
02/02/2020

It is with a heavy heart that I share the loss of a vital Pack member. On January 30, sweet Delilah crossed the rainbow 🌈 bridge. Delilah was a true gift to the Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program & our Pack. She was soooo sweet, lively & a “goof ball,” who lived to bring joy to others, especially kids. She will be deeply missed by many.

Please keep her momma, Linda Kucza in your thoughts & prayers.❤️🐾❤️

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12/28/2019

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Happy Friday! Here's a photo of Dr. Akinwuntan visiting with a therapy dog! 🐕 ❤

Shakti and Layla had a wonderful time today at KU, visiting the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab!
10/08/2019

Shakti and Layla had a wonderful time today at KU, visiting the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab!

Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc.'s cover photo
10/08/2019

Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, Inc.'s cover photo

The Loving Paws Pack kicked off a new year last night at Daisy Hill on KU campus! I’m so proud of all the amazing therap...
09/12/2019

The Loving Paws Pack kicked off a new year last night at Daisy Hill on KU campus!

I’m so proud of all the amazing therapy dog teams who make our program what it is!!!! So.Much.Love.🐾❤️😊

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(785) 979-7937

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Thanks for the visit, Loving Paws! I am so glad my Mom got to see her friends, Rocky, Sherman and of course, Joyce after almost 2 months of quarantine.💚💚💚
A huge thank you to Harley Jane and Cathy for volunteering their time to come to Pinckney Elementary this summer! They have been coming to see the kiddos and Harley has enjoyed many stories being read to her. What an awesome team!!
I found this pic of Shakti in my iPod’s Camera Roll. From December 2013! Glad to see Shakti doing well today! 😊 - A KU grad
My mom is scheduled for her first visit, and is so excited! I’m so glad you are out there, Loving Paws! Animals are love.
We enjoyed meeting Curtis and Mary Ann at the dog park this morning... Sasha can't wait to be old enough to join you all!!