The students at Wittenberg University reached out to Best Friends again to participate in two upcoming Stress Relief events. Coffee, Dogs, and Mental Health at Wittenberg. The visit location was between the coffee shop and the information desk in the student center. The students, and some adults, stopped to love on the dogs.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy went to a new facility today. They went to the Daybreak Shelter in Dayton. Pictured is Sarah Leonard with Amelia, Ellen Wellmeier Poti with CC, and Brent Randolph with Ruby.

Best Friends Receiving Donations


Karen Zeigler took Millie up to Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Urbana. They visited personally with the bank president, Brett Baumeister, and thanked him for the $250 donation he gave to Best Friends. He told Karen that they would be on their annual list of donations. He absolutely loved Millie and loved the work that they do. Karen shared with him all the many things that Best Friends does to service the Miami Valley. Karen thanked him profusely for his contribution. He is such a nice man.

Best Friends at Springfield Medical


Bailey’s friends arrived at the Springfield Regional Medical Center’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner. This is the first dinner since Covid reared it’s ugly head. It was a lovely dinner and event.

Donations from Best Friends


Quarter auction pet food donations for His Hands Extended Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who donated pet food for those that needed the pet food. And we have another auction coming in June!!!

Best Friends Reading Program at West Liberty

Best Friends was also asked to come to West Liberty Salem Elementary School to help the students practice their reading. Pat Hamilton and Forrest Hamilton with Ollie and Lucy, Sarah Leonard with Amelia, Gloria Heine with Bramley, and Karen Zeigler with Millie got to visit with the students.


Best Friends at West Liberty

The West Liberty Salem High School girls track team invited Best Friends to help with the mental health event they hosted. Karen Zeigler with Millie, Sarah Leonard with Amelia, Trish Schommer with Reggie, and Linda Donaldson with Nora answered the call.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is at Books-A-Million (Leesburg, FL).

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy went to assist and comfort at the Montgomery County’s Covid Vaccination Clinics.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is at His Hands Extended Sanctuary.

Diane Gallagher and Carol Ackerman delivered a bunch of pet food to His Hands Extended Sanctuary in St. Paris today from Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy. This is what it looks like to deliver pet food in the pouring rain.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is at Dayton Children's Hospital.

Cali was asked to visit the Behavioral Health Unit at Dayton Children's Hospital. 

Huber Heights Police Department for Coffee with Cops today.

Sunny received her new patch and medal from American Kennel Club for logging 400 therapy visits.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy visited Urbana Youth Center by GrandWorks