Our long-term volunteer Celeste Dunne and her PAWSome 11-year old therapy dog, Sadie have retired after volunteering with PAWS since 2016. They have logged over 233 hours at various facilities such as Upstate Hospital, SYR PET, CNS High School, Brookdale Bellevue, as well as copious community events, fundraisers, and fairs. They will be so very missed!
Check out the below video of long-time volunteer and board of directors member, John Neuffer joins WCNY on season 15 episode 13 of Cycle of Health during a segment called “How to be Happier.”
Description: ” Tune in as we delve into the science and art of living a happy life. We’ll explore a wide range of topics, from fitness and nutrition to stress management and beyond, as we uncover practical strategies for enhancing well-being and finding joy in everyday life.” (WCNY)
The staff at Upstate Hospital threw Lumpi the most amazing retirement party! Check out this article about Therapy Dog Lumpi retiring by CNY Central:
“Lumpi and Anna Mayerhoffer had a party on the TCU at Community in December celebrating Lumpi’s 10 years with Upstate! Lumpi visits patients on many units at both hospitals. 2023 will be his 12th year as a therapy dog! Lumpi loves treats and in his free time, can be found winning awards in Scent Work. He is highly decorated with many awards! He will celebrate his 14th birthday in April! Congratulations Lumpi!”
Please join us in congratulating Harley Peacock for being named Therapy Dog of the Year by Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Harley and his human Jay are a team that participate in the SYR PET program at Syracuse Airport, bringing relief to stressed travelers. This hard working team loves what they do! Congratulations Jay & Harley!!