What:  Lower Dauphin School District is having a Summer Reading Academy for 1st and 2nd grade students. They would love to have some KPETS therapy dogs for the kids to read to.

When:  Wednesday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to around 11:00 a.m.

Where:  Lower Dauphin School District, Hummelstown, PA When you contact Lauren to schedule she will give you directions where to go.

Contact:  Lauren at    lbgear@verizon.net




What:  Acadia would like to set up a weekly schedule with 2-4 therapy teams. The group that would be visited are adults with brain injury or other developmental disabilities. KPETS has visited here in the past and they would like to get visits started up again. Dog and Cat teams are requested.

When:  Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. They would like to set up 2-3 people for weekly rotation if at all possible.

Where:  Acadia Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic, 1817 Olde Homestead Lane, Suite 201 (Animal Therapy Group), Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact:  Christina Kruzik, ckruzik@acadiarehab.com



What:  The Farmer’s Market is an event that the people of Lititz and the surrounding area love! They will have a tent set up where you can visit with people and share all about KPETS!  There will be other dogs and young children at the Market, most likely. There will also be a band of some sort. They will try to have a place where kids can also read to the dogs.

When:  Thursday, July 6th at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where:  33 N. Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

Contact:  Ellen at ellens@kpets.org

4:30 – Gregg M./Calvin OR Hobbes



Who:  We are a supportive living setting with 14 individuals sharing the home.

What:  As we have many individuals who live in the home, we are flexible and open to various opportunities. We would be most interested in setting up a group with anywhere from three to ten participants.

Where:  Keystone Residential Program for Recovery
230 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA

When:  Time of the day and day of the week is flexible on a bi-weekly or monthly schedule

Please note:  A small to medium sized dog would work best, as some individuals are fearful of large dogs (however, a very calm, large dog would work well).

If any volunteers are more interested in one-to-one visits, that would also be an option.

Contact:  Felicia Stanley at fstanley@keystonehumanservices.org


What:  A senior resident who is house bound and had limited ambulation would love to have a canine therapy team visit. She loves dogs and a visit would be very beneficial for her.

When:  Visits can be in the morning when her care giver is with her, or any time on Tuesdays before 6:00 p.m. when Kristine will be with her.

Where:  Marietta Senior Apartments, 601 E. Market Street, Marietta, PA 17547

Contact:  Kristine Forry at kforry@tabornet.org


What:  Brunswick Farms Apartments would like to have KPETS teams – dog, cat and/or mini-horse – to come and visit their residents.

When:  Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Brunswick Farms Apartments, Community Room, 373 Hampden Drive, Lancaster 17603

Contact:  Ellen at konnections@kpets.org

What:  KPETS member Suzanne Solodky will be coordinating visits to Lancaster General Health Cardiac Rehab. LGH would like to have ongoing visits with their patients as they go through their rehabilitation therapy.

*MUST have completed LGH Orientation for volunteers and have ID badgers for both themselves and their dogs before you can visit.

When:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

See schedule below


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stephania K/Ella

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gregg M./Calvin OR Hobbes

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Suzanne S/Doug

Where:  LG Health, Suburban Pavillion, 3rd Floor, Out Patient Building, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster 17604

Contact:  Suzanne Solodky at ssolodky@verizon.net 717-475-0166