Duval, Prince and Roo🐾PKennedy (@duvenroo)

Duval. The Mayor. The Sheriff. The Man. Plagued with skin issues and various ailments his whole life. He never complained. He entered our lives because his owner could no longer keep him, and we worried about his fate at a shelter or with a rescue group that might have to keep him in boarding until a foster opened up (these were pre-ACPB days). We weren’t financially prepared for dog #2, but we couldn’t say no to this guy. He taught me a lot, and I found my way to @angelcitypits in part because of him. And now, 12 years later, thanks to ACPB and other NKLA coalition partners, dogs like Duval have a better chance of survival in our LA City shelters. Let’s keep making progress. 27 days til the @lamarathon to reach my goal of $4,000. A donation in any amount makes a difference- check the link in my bio. ❤️ #gorunLA #teamacpb #angelcitypits #lamarathon2018 #duvalthetherapit #pitbullsofinstagram #myolddog #readdog #petpartners #therapydog #pitbull #nkla #donate photo cred for photo #3: @rita_earl_blackwell

DBMC Hukas Olneys Prime Time (@rockythemini)

🎉COMING SOON!🎉 Crochet stuffed “Rocky the Mini”!! How cute is this?! Would YOU like one?! Accepting pre-orders now! DM me for more info! ❤️🦄🎉 .
#rockythemini #mini #minihorse #miniaturehorse #amhr #amha #ptha #pinto #arizona #az #petpartners #healingheros #horsetherapy #horsesofinstagram #therapy #therapyhorse #therapyanimal #crocket #minime #preordernow

Tracy Menz Designs (@tracymenzdesigns)

My hair may not be growing back yet on my spider scar but it sure is growing all around it. Mom puts special stuff on it to make it grow . I think soon it will be all covered up and protected for the summer sun! No spider will get me down ! #maltese #maltesofinstagram #dogs #dogsofinstagram #petpartnersofficial #petpartners #pettherapy #annapolis

@Sheppy_Griffon (@sheppy_griffon)

“Ninety percent of the patients say we’ve changed their entire day,” says Judy Bin-Nun, PhD, a UCLA People-Animal Connection volunteer who was recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “A dog visit has them smiling or laughing. I’m so proud for the PAC program; it really deserves this recognition. I’ve been doing this for 19 years. Everybody is so amazing, and the dogs are so superior in their ability to help patients and give comfort and love.”#uclahealth #petpartners #readwithme #uclapac #therapydog #brusselsgriffon #petitbrabancon #cowbelly

Cody (@codybear_gh)

Just layin’ around daydreaming of when my mom will be home from Portland!!🙄😴🐶 #codybear_gh

Mango (@suchismango)

Mango felt like the world could use something uplifting these days. ...So here’s the DOGtor in action today. Volunteering with #PetPartners and providing therapy dog services to assisted living communities gives us the warm and fuzzies every time. ......
#giveback #volunteer #pettherapy #suchismango #boxersofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #warmthosehearts @champagnepapi #therapydogsofig

Paulette (@lvizkee)

Here I am practicing my loose leash walk just before PASSING my Therapy Dog evaluation - again! Yea!!! The 2-leggers run me thru this exercise every two years. If I hear "Ignore the neutral dog" one more time I'm going to urp; besides, everyone knows I only have eyes for my beloved Bert (Golden Retriever). SHEESH!
#YEA #StillaWorkingGirl #Goldendoodle #TAU #therapyanimalsofutah #PetPartners #ohhappyday #momcanbreathagain #Utah #ilovemydog #hootieshotdogs

Betsy The Therapy Mini (@betsythemini)

My "winter break" is over and this mini girl is back to work! Loved visiting these sweet residents yesterday ☺️🦄💗 #heavenstobetsy #minitherapyhorses #minitherapypony #petpartners @petpartners

Smart Dogs (@smartdoggos)

Your puppy is definitely just the only thing on the globe which likes anyone much more than he prefers themselves! 💟

Michele Houston (@therapitbull)

We are all seeking out things that can help us heal, distractions from the media, and brief moments of joy until reality hits...it happened again.
Spending as much quality time as possible with Jeffrey.
Doing extra therapy visits because extending kindness to strangers really helps me feel connected.
Listening to music that soothes my soul.
Working at my jewelry bench and getting lost in my art.
I even signed on as a Sandy Hook Promise leader to at least know I'm doing all that I can to facilitate change.
We are all connected...start a ripple of peace and have faith that change is coming.
Love one another ❤️
#jeffreythepositivelypeacefulpitbull
#therapydogs #petpartners #peace #musicheals #ronpopemusic #teamronpope #lovealwayswins #chooselove #wearesandyhook #bekindalways #wearealljustwalkingeachotherhome
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