TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy

We are excited to bring our first TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy teams to the Denton Campus! Our goal with this program is to enhance the wellness and support of our TWU community.

Our teams are Certified Therapy Dogs through Pet Partners.

Support the TWU Pet Therapy Program

The TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy Program has made incredible strides, and we hope to do more! Your gift can help offset a variety of costs.

Make a donation to the TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy Fund today!

Make a donation

Meet the Teams!

Alex & Amanda Zerangue

Alex & Amanda Zerangue

Library

 Balto & Amy Allison

Balto & Amy Allison

Student Health Services

Bella & Missy Bassett

Bella & Missy Bassett 

Student Life

Bonnie & Patricia Nolan

Bonnie & Patricia Nolan

Housing

Boomer & Amber Geldersma

Boomer & Amber Geldersma 

Human Resources

Giselle & Amy Allison

Giselle & Amy Allison

Student Health Services

 Lucy & Stephanie Brown

Lucy & Stephanie Brown

Student Life

Scout & Monique LeMieux

Scout & Monique LeMieux 

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Zephyr & Michelle Flowers

Zephyr & Michelle Flowers 

Music

Zoli & Richard Shuster

Zoli & Richard Shuster

Music

Learn more

To learn more about the Therapy Pups, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Recruitment for our next class will begin in Spring of 2022.

Handlers must:

  • Be a full-time regular employee of TWU
  • Register with Pet Partners and successfully complete the online handler course and in-person evaluation
  • Successfully complete TWU in-person training

Contact Missy Bassett to learn more about the process.

Special thanks to Oklahoma State’s Pet Therapy Program Pete’s Pet Posse and Kathy Tomlinson for their help and support in developing TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy.

Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering at TWU Pet Therapy Events? Current TWU Faculty, Staff and Students can volunteer at Pet Therapy Events! Volunteers will go through a training orientation to help get you familiar with how to help during events!

If you are interested in becoming a Paws-itively amazing volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form.

TWU Pioneer Pet Therapy Events

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Balto & Amy Allison with students

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Lucy with students

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Bonnie with students

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Balto & Amy Allison with student

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Bella with students

Pet Therapy Event 2021

Lucy & Stephanie Brown with students

Page last updated 11:29 AM, May 11, 2022