Meet Harry

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I’m Harry, a long-haired dachshund.

I was in a cage for three months waiting to be adopted.

I was a sad and scared puppy.
Then Stephanie took me home!
She gave me lots of love.

Day by day,
friend by friend….

I got braver.

I went to school where I learned good manners and tricks, too.

I learned to get
silly and have fun!

I’m a happy dog now!

I’m even the star of my own book,
May I Pet Your Dog?

Pretty cool for a puppy nobody wanted,
don’t you think?

Photos 2, 4, 9, 12, 14 © Ronnie Schultz
Photos 5 and 8, Harry with children, © Eleanor Kwei
Illustration from May I Pet Your Dog © Jan Ormerod 2007

Meet Rosie

Meet Rosie
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Rosie was a sweet, happy — and mischievous — puppy! She chewed things up and left puddles in the wrong places. It took time and training to help her get ready to be a Visiting Dog.


A Visiting Dog needs to get along with other dogs because sometimes they work together. I made sure Rosie had plenty of time to play with friends.

Rosie spent time with people who were young and people who were old.

Schooling started with Puppy Kindergarten. Rosie loved her lessons. After Rosie got her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, she was ready for the Visiting Dog training program. (Look who’s not paying attention! Rosie aced the class anyway.)

When it was time for her first visit, Rosie went to the veterinarian.  Back at home, she got a bath. A Visiting Dog needs to be healthy and clean.

Here are two of the people Rosie cheered on her visits.

Good work, Rosie!
It’s time for a trip to your favorite place — the beach!