Meet our Therapy Dogs

While we can’t be with you in-person at this time, we look forward to returning to our facilities in the future once it’s safe. We miss your friendly faces!


Date of birth: December 14, 2010
Breed: Pyrenean Shepherd
About Ace: Ace is always smiling and loves to give kisses. His favorite things are entertaining people, playing fetch with his tennis ball and chasing the cat. If you sit on the floor, he will sit in your lap!

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Date of Birth: September 25, 2013
Breed: Borkie (Beagle/Yorkie)
About Bean: Despite only having three legs, Bean is a very active dog who loves to run and jump. Her favorite activities include chasing birds and squirrels, bouncing off her mom and the furniture, and playing tug of war and fetch.

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Date of Birth: April 19, 2010
Breed: Cockapoo
About Bella: Bella is a snuggler who likes to sweeten you up before stealing your toys (and socks). She loves to chase her dog-sister Sophie around the house before spending the day snoozing on the couch. Her favorite snacks are carrots and ice cubes.

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Date of Birth: April 19, 2010
Breed: Cockapoo
About Chloe: Chloe loves to be petted, but watch out – she loves to give kisses too. She loves playing fetch with her tennis ball, and her favorite toy is a blue stuffed monster. Chloe’s favorite treats are carrots, peanut butter and ice.

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Date of Birth: July 14, 2015
Breed: Chihuahua
About Cosita: Cosita is a little dog, weighing in at just over four pounds. She has a big heart and loves to give kisses. She also enjoys chasing squirrels, playing with butterflies, and going for walks and car rides.

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Date of Birth: March 28, 2017
Breed: Golden Retriever
About Ella: Ella is a bundle of energy and loves meeting new friends. She loves back scratches, belly rubs and holding paws. Ella thinks she is president of the Neighborhood Squirrel Patrol. She enjoys long walks, running around outside, chasing and eating leaves and plowing through snow. Ella is an Instagram diva where she shares smiles, models for some Etsy shops and provides reviews of pet products.

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Date of Birth: December 6, 2012
Breed: English Bull Terrier
About George: George is named after General George Patton who was very fond of the breed. George enjoys going to doggie school at Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet where he is part of the drill team and is known as the class clown. He also enjoys playing with his toys and being a big lap dog. He loves visiting patients at the hospital.

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Date of Birth: December 8, 2014
Breed: English Bull Terrier
About Ginger: Ginger’s great-great-great-grandfather is Rufus, who won Westminster best in show in 2006. She attends Ann Gafke’s Teachers Pet and is an active member of the drill team. She is known for her many dresses, tutus and painted nails. Ginger is a sweet dog with a sense of humor. If she doesn’t want to do something she will fall over like a fainting goat.

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Date of Birth: October 19, 2017
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
About Henley: Henley may be 75 pounds but he is confident that he is a lap dog! His favorite things include snuggles, string cheese, playing with his doggie brother and chewing sticks. Henley is a member of Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet Drill team, where he learns choreographed dances with his doggie pals. His favorite tricks are “Hands Up”, “High Five” and “Bow”.

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Date of Birth: November 14, 2017
Breed: Husky Mix
About Keylo: Keylo was rescued from the Sedalia Animal Shelter and is a member of Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet Drill Team. Keylo is high-energy and loves playing in the snow, fetching balls and chasing squirrels. He is known for his pretty blue eyes and inquisitive, stern look. Keylo's best tricks are shaking, bowing and giving high-five's.

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Date of birth: October 2011
Breed: Golden Retriever/Poodle Mix
About Lexi: Lexi was born in Lexington, KY., thus the basis of her name. Lexi is one pampered pup, in spite of this she takes her therapy work very seriously. As you can see from her picture, she has a beautiful smile, and everyone she meets smiles with her. Lexi is a very loving dog.

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Date of birth: May 7, 2010
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier, broken coated, tri colored
About Reuben: Reuben is such a happy dog. He brings out smiles wherever he goes. Reuben comes into a room ready to entertain. Reuben loves to dance and do other tricks. He loves to have the base of his tail scratched and his belly rubbed.

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Date of Birth: February 18, 2018
Breed: Cockapoo
About Ruby: Ruby is a boisterous little girl who loves to climb, especially across the back of couches. She loves chasing her dog-sister Chloe and chewing on just about anything. Every day is an adventure for happy Ruby. Her favorite treats are peanut butter and carrots.

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Date of Birth: August 9, 2011
Breed: Golden Retriever
About Ginger: Rusty came by way of Ann Gafke when he turned two, after a family had to give him up. It’s all about the attention with Rusty, making him perfect for therapy visits. The more loving he gets, the more he wants! Rusty’s favorite game is his version of fetch. He thinks it’s great fun to have you chase him around as he plays keep away. Rusty has a little brother, a two-year-old Persian cat, who is just a little dog in a cat suit. The two of them are quite the pair together! Rusty is a best friend for life.

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Date of Birth: September 22, 2012
Breed: Sheltie/Australian Shepherd
About Sadie: Sadie is a sweet girl who is happiest when she is getting pets, meeting new people or playing fetch. Born in Arizona, Sadie is a warm-weather dog at heart, but enjoys playing in the snow and chasing squirrels.

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Date of Birth: October 29, 2008
Breed: Cockapoo
About Sophie: Sophie is a sweet girl who enjoys belly rubs and climbing on the back of the couch. She loves kids, playing fetch and eating her favorite snacks: carrots and ice cubes.

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Date of Birth: June 4, 2017
Breed: Australian Shepherd
About Taz:Taz loves to be active. He is a big fan of playing frisbee and doing agility training. At home he loves chasing his friend “Little Cat”. Taz also spends a good deal of his time at West Middle School in Columbia.

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Date of birth: July 7, 2015
Breed: Berger Picard Shepherd
About Tehya: Tehya, being a herding breed, likes to watch and take in what is going on around her. Tehya has a great smile when she is relaxed and happy. A fast way to be friends with her is to have her smell your hand then pet her under the chin and neck area.

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Date of birth: August 21, 2017
Breed: Border Collie and Lab mix
About Trek: Trek is a playful guy who is always full of energy and loves to make friends. He never tires of swimming, playing keep-away with the Frisbee and watching squirrels. Trek insists on playing with two toys at the same time, one he carries and the other he chases.

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Date of Birth: October 9, 2016
Breed: Border Collie Mix
About Trooper: Trooper was rescued from the Sedalia Animal Shelter and is a member of Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet Drill Team. Some of his favorite activities include visiting patients at Woman's and Children's Hospital, as well as local Veteran's and Nursing Homes. Two tricks he likes to show off are shake and rollover.

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Date of Birth: December 8, 2011
Breed: British Cream Golden Retriever
About Wyatt: Wyatt enjoys carrying his own leash on walks, retrieving the newspaper and lounging on the front porch. His favorite games are tug of war, fetch and shaking hands. Wyatt loves visiting patients at the hospital and gets very excited as soon as he knows he’s going. 

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