Entries by petsonwheels

Pat Sinclair and Ellie Make All the Difference

By Harry Bosk The residents of FutureCare of Dundalk are elated when Pets on Wheels (PoW) volunteer Pat Sinclair and her dog Ellie walk through the door. “They know when Ellie is in the house,” says Pat. “She isn’t their love bucket because buckets overflow. She is their love sponge.” It’s an appropriate metaphor because […]

Judith Fishman, Silver Volunteer Service Award Recipient

Like most Pets on Wheels (PoW) volunteers, Judith Fishman loves dogs and helping others. She regularly visits FutureCare in Reisterstown or Gilchrest Hospice and brings one of her three Golden Retrievers, Barney, Chloe, and Barney with her. This past year, she and her trio of retrievers and two therapy cats logged more than 250 volunteer […]

Keeping Cool in Hot Weather: POW Tips To Keep Your Pets Cool

by Sharon Stapf, Southern Maryland Volunteer Coordinator As the weather gets warmer, we see a lot of warning about not leaving our pets in hot cards. But you might not realize that a closed car isn’t the only challenge in warm weather. Any environmental temperatures that are very warm may adversely affect our pet volunteers, […]

Middle school students read with therapy dogs

Four-legged guests joined more than 30 students from Oklahoma Road Middle School in the media center Thursday afternoon as the Pets on Wheels therapy dogs visited the school for an afternoon of fuzzy fellowship. Pets on Wheels is a nonprofit devoted to bringing therapy animals to schools, libraries, hospitals and other places where people can […]