Kara describes her involvement with PWAP as a passion that came to her at a time where gratitude met a call for service. “The feeling of gratitude I felt every single day for healthy happy children, made me want to do more for others who aren’t as fortunate. This is not only a passion for me, but a responsibility I feel to give back.”
Meet Sally: Sally is a Goldendoodle and certified therapy dog. She has a love for playing ball and loves taking long naps on the couch! She looks forward to camping with her family every summer!
Liz is an active member in her community and cares deeply about organizations that connect children to their community.
Meet Frank: He's an 11-year old Weimaraner bout he doesn't let his age get in the way. He was rescued and ever since has been keeping his family on their toes. He loves to cuddle, bask in the sun, takes naps with his family, and enjoys frozen, peanut butter Kongs.
Julie Powell and her pup Winston have been providing therapy to people since 2016. Winston is a 4 yr old, long-haired miniature Dachshund that loves people, especially children, and has a gentle spirit and compassion that brings joy and comfort to those around him. He’s part of North Star Therapy Animals, MSP Animal Ambassadors, and HOPE Crisis Response animals. As a HOPE Crisis team, Team Winston had the opportunity to volunteer after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, NC assisting and comforting the American Red Cross and area CISM team (Critical Incident Stress Management).
Sarah is an avid volunteer and is especially passionate about providing hope and healing to children who are facing illnesses. Sarah is committed to providing support to her community in many different capacities.
Meet Sadie: She is a 10 1/2 year old Labrador who spends most days napping around the house. In the summer she enjoys weekends at the cabin swimming in the lake and taking rides on the pontoon.
Colleen’s talents in graphic design are immense! Her creativity is a perfect match for families and children we serve to help bring fun and color into their lives.
Meet Leonard, who is clearly photogenic. He is a 5 year old Puggle. He loves to cuddle and run. Leonard was in the process of being trained to be a therapy dog when the Bringle family discovered he had a cancerous tumor in his paw. Amputation of his front paw was the only option. Leonard is an example of resilience, as he is still one fast and happy pup!