PAWSitive Therapy Troupe



A Community Partner of Pet Partners and a R.E.A.D. Affiliate.



Mission Statement

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.





Boston Bruin


Best guess is chow-chow/shiba inu


Adopted in September 2006, at the age of 7 weeks


43lbs, height is 19 inches at the withers


A cuddler - loves to snuggle


She passed her obedience and advanced obedience with flying colors at a young age. She passed her therapy test in December of 2007.

Favorite Therapy Site

Loyola, adult rehab at Westlake, and loves to do the read program at various libraries. Boston is up to doing just about anything. She loves to be around people and always has a tail wag, smile or hug for everyone. In her free time she loves to go sledding, swimming, dabble in agility or just hang out with her other furry friends. She is not partial to any one toy, but will fetch anything you are willing to throw for hours.

Boston's therapy partner is Julie Bereckis. She is a full time pediatric ICU nurse and works part-time as a veterinary technician. She becaame involved with therapy because everyone thought Boston was such a loving dog and would enjoy it. They were right. Being involved with therapy has been fun and rewarding for both. It is great to help someone work on motor skills, read or to just put a smile on a face 



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Contact Us

For general information on Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy, visit the Pet Partners web site.

If you are already a registered Pet Partner Team and would like to become involved yourself, please fill out our online application.

If you have further questions about the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, contact us at: