Therapy Dogs at EUG
Ozzy is a six-year-old English Labrador Retriever. When he is not play with his favorite toy ball or floating water retriever, Ozzy is a lover all foods. Ozzy has been a therapy dog for approximately four years.
Skizziks is a five-year-old rescued Borador (Labrador Retriever and Border Collie mix). He has been involved with FETCH and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs for three years. Skizziks loves frozen Kongs filled with yogurt and peanut butter and loves playing ball with his dog best friend Bandit.
A member of FETCH and the Allegiance of Therapy Dogs since 2015, Tanner is an eleven-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. When Tanner is not providing comfort to those getting ready to fly or in the hospital, you can find all ten pounds of him curled up on people’s laps.
Prim and Milo
Prim is an 8 year old Beagle, Lab, Cocker Spaniel mix. She was a stray who found us around 1-2 years old. Prim she is equally happy to be a couch potato or go on adventures. She is the world’s most awkward snuggler despite loving affection more than most things in life.
Milo is an 11 year old Dachshund, Husky, Shepherd mix. He was adopted from a shelter in Mississippi when he was about 1.
His favorite toys are brand new crinkly or squeaky toys. Milo also loves reeling humans in for pets with his “Romeo eyes”.
Jiminy the Pug
Jiminy is a 7 year old pug who loves people, cuddling, soft pillow and earlobes. Tricks are his favorite way to entertain people and get treats. He loves any snack that Mom will let him have and has an affinity for toys that don't belong to him. Jiminy has been a therapy dog since 2016. He participates in Agility and Obedience at Pug Nationals, where Jiminy has everything figured out, but is still training his handler.
Sammy the Pug
Sammy loves people more than anything! He has a great smile and when he's happy he wags his entire body. He likes to watch TV and thinks it just has so many things that need to be barked at.
Sammy has been a therapy dog since 2014 and participates in Agility and Obedience at Pug Nationals.
F.E.T.C.H (Friends Eager to Come Help) is a local volunteer therapy dog group serving Eugene/Springfield and other Lane county areas. We are all registered members of the national organization of Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).
Specializing in bringing smiles and joy to others, F.E.T.C.H. was formed in late 2001 to offer therapy dogs teams an opportunity to visit as a group. The program visits assisted living and memory care facilities, the Riverbend hospital, the U of O, various high schools, the Jasper Safe house, mental health facilities, anywhere people could use a little doggy love and understanding.
In 2019, twelve teams started visiting the Eugene Airport. The Airport team can:
- Help calm nerves if travelers have anxiety about flying
- Lift heavy hearts if you’re traveling to due to the recent loss of a loved one
- Provide a few minutes of entertainment and education for children
- Provide an excuse to look up from your smartphones and smile
- And getting to know local and out of town travelers!
So next time you see F.E.T.C.H - in green vests with the dogs wandering around, wave and the dogs will come on by to say hi!
The F.E.T.C.H Airport team look forward to seeing you the next time you FLY EUG!