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Even though the name or our group is K-9's for Compassion, as you can see there are also cats, birds and even a rabbit who volunteer their time to help fulfill the group's mission of sharing, caring and compassion.
We are pleased to introduce you to our current Pet Partner Teams!

Abbott Andy Angel
Annie Bear Bogey
Bonita Chase Emily
Ginger Hamish Hunter
Ichabod Isabella Jesse
Joey Keeper Kelsey
Kiya Miles Davis Mo
Mollie Ouija Poppy
Rudy Shannie Snoopy
Teea Vickie Woody


Known best as "Abbott the Rabbit, or "the bunny in the basket," this 5-year old rabbit was found with a broken leg in a parking lot.  After two attempts to fix his leg by the wonderful folks at Town And Country Veterinary Hospital, the little guy was adopted by Karen of Cortland.  His visits to Community Skilled Heath care are the highlight of many residents' days.  He nestles into his basket while being petted, then pops his nose and ears over the top to see why the person stopped!  A soft and cuddly bunny, his favorite trick is to be held on his back so he can pull his front paws to his nose as if he's saying his prayers.  When not volunteering, Abbott enjoys playtime at home with the numerous animals he calls "kin" or lounging in his homemade cage munching on greens.

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Andy is a lover.  If you pet him for a few minutes, he'll "glue" himself to your side and become your best friend.  A member of the group since April 2001, the 9-year-old Golden Retriever lives with Mary in West Farmington and volunteers at St. Joseph's and Imperial Skilled Care Center.  He loves visiting with children and is especially fond of all the attention and petting he gets.  When he's not volunteering, he plays with balls and stuffed toys and enjoys an occasional swim in his own pond.

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Angel garners attention wherever she goes.  This loveable little 9-year-old Pug lives with Tom and Debbie in Howland.  She joined the group in the Spring of 2002 and visitis at St. Joseph's.  Angel loves people and likes to have a fuss made over her.  She also loves to eat, but is walked a mile a day to protect her "girlish" figure.

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Annie is a cat who passed the Delta Evaluation Spring of 2005 with Angelina. Her bio and picture is coming soon!

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Bear is a quiet dog, but he commands your attention when he walks into the room.  This 10-year-old Chow mix joined the group in April 2001.  Bear was brought to Town and Country Veterinary Hospital by the Animal Welfare League of Warren.  Sam fixed his leg and made him his own.  This wonderful dog lives with Sam and Katie in Hubbard, and volunteers at St. Elizabeth's and Horizon Villiage.  Bear enjoys visiting with all the patients and the many treats he receives from them.  When he's not volunteering, he ejoys going for long walks in the woods and playing with his best friend, Zinc. Bear lives with 6 other dogs, 4 cats and 1 bird.

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Bogey is a large dog with an even larger heart.  He loves everyone he meets and has a special love for children.  With his striking red color and expressive face, this 6-year-old Bullmastiff attracts attention wherever he goes.  Bogey joined the group in the fall of 2002.  He lives in Austintown with Lori and loves visiting at St. Elizabeth's, where he is so popular that people who've never met him know him by name.  "Oh, this must be Bogey," is the comment heard from many a staff member.  Some days, he can barely get out of the lobby because of the crowd he attracts. His favorite part of visiting is having people make a fuss over him and getting belly rubs.   When he's not visiting, he enjoys cuddling on the couch, going to dog shows and playing with his canine siblings, Foster and Kirby.

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Bonita is a Boxer mix who passed Spring of 2005 with Tony. Bonita had retired from the group, but is now back and ready to go! She was actually the first dog to pass the Delta test from our group. We are glad she is back! More on Bonita coming soon!

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Memories of Lassie run through your mind when you look into the eyes of Chase, a 6-year-old Rough-Coated Collie who lives with Patty in Hubbard. Chase grabs the attention of the residents at Park Vista Retirement Center and the Paws to Read program at the Hubbard Library. He enjoys being petted; everyone he meets he considers a friend. On his off time, Chase enjoys going to dog shows and playing with his human brother and his dog family, Chelsea and Chloe.

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Emily and her owner, Cheryl of Canfield, are a striking pair.  With their similarly colored manes, they turn heads everywhere they go.  This 8-year-old Golden Retriever joined the group in October 2001 and has since made St. Elizabeth's her home.  In the Spring of 2002, she had the privilege of introducing the K-9's program to the rehab unit, where she is kept busy providing animal assisted therapy.  In 2003, Emily was again privileged to introduce K-9's to another inpatient area - the behavioral health unit, where she enjoys visiting with some very special people and staff members.  When she's not volunteering, Emily loves to play "chase me" and run through the sprinkler, in fact, she liks anything that has to do with the water... except a bath.

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When Ginger walks into the room, all eyes turn to view this "gorgeous redhead."  An 10-year-old Golden Retriever who has been with the group since October 2001, she lives with Catherine in Youngstown.  Her favorite part of volunteering is being petted by people in the lobby, the elevator, the nurses station and the rooms.  At home, she likes to play with her ball and Frisbee - or just about any other toy - and loves to chase and break bubbles.  She also likes to play with herlittle sister, Poppy, who is also a member of K-9's.

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Hamish is a 5-year-old Borzoi, which is a coursing breed from Russia. He volunteers at St. Elizabeth's and Paws to Read at the Hubbard Library and attracts attention from staff and patients alike while he makes his rounds. Hamish joined the group with his owner, Megan, in October 2004. When he gets a bath and puts on his collar, he knows he is going to go visiting, and he trots across the bridge into the hospital with his head held high! He enjoys ear and neck scratches and knows just when to give the special "borzoi lean" to those in need. He spends time sleeping on the couch, chasing backyard critters and playing with his little brother. His other hobbies include competing in the show ring and guarding his four cats.

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Hunter is an energetic 8-year-old Golden Retriever who is full of life.  A charter member of the group, he lives with Nancy in Warren and volunteers at Community Skilled Health Care.  He most enjoys all the hands-on attention he gets when volunteering.  When he's at home, he likes to swim and romp in the woods.

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Ichabod, whose nickname is "Icky", joined the K-9's group in the spring of 2003.  This 4-year-old Shih-Tzu lives in Lowellville with her owner, Karen. and visits at St. Elizabeth's.  When she visits with patients, she loves to lay her head on the towel Karen has placed on the bed and really enjoys the pets she receives.  When she's at home, her favorite activities are playing fetch, going for walks, and car rides.

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Isabella - who is also known as "Bella" - is a 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier who lives with Jodi in Girard.  She joined the group in the spring of 2003 and is part of the Paws To Read program at the Hubbard Library, where she thoroughly enjoys all the attention she gets from the children who read stories to her. At home, her favorite activities are playing ball, traveling around as a "purse puppy" and chasing squirrels outside.

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Jesse is an Australian Shepherd who joined our group Spring of 2005 with his owner, Evelyn of Cortland. More on Jesse coming soon!

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Joey was already an experienced visitor when he joined the group in October of 2004. One of his many pastimes is visiting in his neighborhood, for which he is quite well known! He lives in Poland with Angelina. Joey is beginning his visits at the Assumption Village, where he is well received. When not visitiing, Joey enjoys catnip and visiting with human friends who come to his house to visit. He loves attention. This 9-year-old Maine Coone mix will do anything for attention.

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This 5-year-old Border Collie mix can bring a smile to the face of anyone.  Keeper and his mom, Charlene from Hubbard, enjoy visiting weekly at St. Elizabeth's.  They joined K-9's For Compassion in 2003 and have been a huge hit ever since.  Keeper enjoys having his ears rubbed and back scratched while visiting.  During his off time, he enjoys going for walks with grandpa and playing ball.  This beautiful boy is just what the doctor ordered!

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Kelsey is a 4-year-old Golden Retriever who joined the group in the fall of 2002.  She lives with Sue in Canfield and very much enjoys volunteering in St. Elizabeth's rehabilitation units.  Her favorite part of visiting is walking the patients on the rehabilitation unit.  She looks quite proud as she walks with them at their pace, giving them the confidence to face the challenges of recovery.  When she's at home, she likes to "pick" on her big sister, a 9-year-old Lhasa Apso mix named Buffy.

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Kiya is an American Staffordshire Terrier who lives with Brett and Dar and big brother, Mo in Warren. Kiya passed with Brett in Spring of 2005. More info on Kiya and her photo coming soon!

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis is a retired racing Greyhound who lives with Melanie in Canfield. Miles and Melanie joined our group Spring of 2005. More on Miles Davis and his photo coming soon!

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Mo loves people!  And people are certainly curious about this 5-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, who instantly wins their hearts with his charming ways.  A member of the group since the Fall of 2002, Mo visits at St. Elizabeth's behavioral health unit and St. Joseph's.  His favorite part of volunteering is meeting all the people in the lobby, who give him lots of pets, and getting attention from kids (his weekness).  He likes going to work with his owners, Dar and Brett of Warren, and at home he enjoys chasing a ball and getting tormented by his younger sister, Kiya, who is also an American Staffordshire Terrier, and a new member of K-9's For Compassion.

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Mollie is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever whose sweet demeanor melts hearts everywhere she goes.  A charter member of the group, she lives with Sue in Hubbard and visits at Park Vista Retirement Center.  Sue's granddaughter, Kera, also visits with Mollie.  Her favorite part of visiting is all the individual attention, petting and treats the residents give her.  Her favorite activities when not visiting are riding in the truck, running in the woods and curling up to sleep on just about any of the soft furniture in her house.  No one goes for a walk in the Kelley household without taking Mollie.

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Ouija is an 14-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo who lives with Nick and Nancy and Ellie of Girard.  He is a delight to see as he talks to the residents at Liberty Arms and as many other facilities as the family can find time for.  He occasionally will sing and dance, too.  When he's at home, he likes playing with his toys, eating baby food, and going "bye-bye".  Ouija's volunteer activity was featured on an episode of Animal Planet's "A Pet Story" in 2003. Ouija's fan club spreads far and wide!

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This gorgeous 5-year-old Gordon Setter is owned by Catherine of Youngstown and blesses St. Elizabeth's with frequent visits.  She enjoys "discovering" everything she comes in contact with while visiting.  While at home, she likes playing with her toys, practicing obedience and playing with her sister, Ginger who is also a K-9's volunteer.  Poppy has been a member of our group since 2003.

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Rudy is a handsome 10-year-old apricot Toy Poodle who turns the heads of everyone he visits, warming the laps of so many. He lives with Nancy in Canfield. He visits at Park Vista and enjoys the rehab floor most of all! When he is not visiting, Rudy loves hanging around the house with his buddy, Meja, and running around and playing doggie games. Rudy as been a member of K-9's For Compassion since April 2004.

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Shannie is a Golden Retreiver who lives with Dave and Pat in Lordstown. She joined the group Spring of 2005 and visits at Humility House where everyone loves her. More on Shannie and her picture coming soon!

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Snoopy is a handsome beagle who loves everyone he meets! He is 7-years-young and lives in Poland with his owner, Elizabeth. He visits at Greenbrier Nursing home, where he enjoys receiving attention. Snoopy has a busy schedule! He also enjoys agility, obedience, and sleeping. He joined K-9's For Compassion Spring of 2004.

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Teea is a sweetheart with a heart of gold.  A 5-year-old Bullmastiff, she attracts attention wherever she goes.  She has an old sould that is kind and giving.  A member of the group since the fall of 2002, she visits at St. Joseph's.  Her favorite things about visiting are the pets from the residents and the cookies she gets from the staff!  Her favorite thing when she's at home with her owner, Becky of Leavittsburg, is chewing on a new bone.  She also likes going for a daily walk and taking rides in the van.

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Victoria Rose is a 8-year-old black standard poodle who walks with a regal air and has a heart as big as they come.  Blessed with an uncanny ability to sense when someone is distressed, Vickie nudges closer and closer until her head rests on the leg of one whose troubles will soon melt away with a pat on her sweet, soft, curly head.  She volunteers at St. Elizabeth's and Horizon Village and Paws to Read at the Hubbard Library.  Vickie lives in Hubbard with Katie and Sam.  Her favorite part of visiting is hearing, "You are soooo beautiful ... what a nice dog."  And, if there's a camera in sight, she'll be sure to pose for the picture.  When she's at home, she likes walking in the woods, lounging on the couch watching Animal Planet, romping with her 6 doggy sibligns, and playing with her red rocket.

Follow this link to read Vickie's rescue story.

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Woody is a 7-year-old Black Labrador Retriever who lives with Mimi in Hubbard.  He joined the group in the Spring of 2003 and visits at Park Vista Retirement Center and Liberty Arms and Paws to Read at the Hubbard Library.  He gets excited and heads right for the door when Mimi asks, "Do you want to go to work?"  He sits proudly in the car all the way to the nursing home and wags his tail as he meets and greets the residents he loves so well.  When he's not visiting, he likes to take naps, swim, run with his brother, Sam, and carry around his favorite stuffed toy.

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Yogi is beautiful Black Lab/Golden Retreiver mix who lives with Nancy in Warren. Yogi joined our group Spring of 2005. More on Yogi and his photo coming soon!

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