PAWS Pet Therapy - "Roxie"

Owner/Handler: Penny Schwich

Therapy Team: Penny Schwich & Roxie

Breed: Terrier mix

Age: estimated 9 years

Therapy Certification: TDI and TDIA (for over 50 visits)

Became a Therapy Dog: 2004

About Roxie: My husband, Bill, and I adopted Roxie from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter in the fall of 2003. We were told that she had been previously adopted and returned to the Shelter because she was “untrainable”. We don’t know anything about her previous life, but consider ourselves to be the lucky ones to have her. She is a little character that turns everything she finds into a toy that she can play with. She considers herself to be the Queen of all she surveys and her attitude can show it.

Places we visit: The Oaks Retirement Home, Ouachita Parish Public Library, MedCamps of NE Louisiana

Roxie's favorite visits: Roxie really likes visiting the Med Camps. She loves children and likes to perform her tricks for them. She also likes the retirement homes where she can strut down the halls calling on the residents.

PAWS Therapy Teams

All of our PAWS Therapy teams consist of local volunteers and their personal pets. All animals have undergone strict personality screening, obedience training, and are certified by Therapy Dogs International or Delta Society. To become a PAWS Therapy team, it is a requirement your animal be certified by one of the national pet therapy organizations. Contact us today! We'll help you get certified so you can brighten lives with your companion animal.