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      The St. Louis Chapter of Love on a Leash is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, 501C 3 organization dedicated to providing fun, love, and entertainment to special groups and facilities throughout our community. There is never any fee for Love on a Leash services, as our chapter operates primarily from donations and proceeds from the baking and selling of our gourmet dog biscuits at local craft fairs. Funds raised by Love on a Leash are used to support our local chapter and our national organization - The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy, which is based in Oceanside, California.

Our chapter currently provides visitation teams to a number of facilities, including nursing homes, special education settings, elementary schools, and hospitals. These teams "adopt" the facility and return for regular visits, usually twice per month. In partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association, a number of teams participate with their pet partner as hospice volunteers. In addition, many of our teams work together to perform in our canine "Drill Team", providing entertainment, music, and dancing at monthly group visits on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 10am. Active members may also apply to become "Whiskers & Tales" teams, serving as reading mentors to children in order to facilitate positive skills and attitudes toward literacy. Whiskers & Tales teams can be found working at local libraries, special education settings, and selected elementary schools.



GOALS

To increase public awareness of pet provided therapy.
To provide education on the value of pet provided therapy.
To promote companionship between pets and people.
To ensure comprehensive screening and training of volunteers and pets.
To provide ongoing training opportunities for chapter members.
To enrich the lives of others in local and surrounding communities.




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