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WOOF Therapy Dog Teams
provide affection and comfort to people with various needs in Central Illinois.

The WOOF Theme Song!
That's right!  WOOF has it's very own theme song, created by the musical talents of our members Jan Winkler and Gail Strunk.  Start your journey of learning more about WOOF Therapy Dogs with a delightful ditty you'll be humming all day.

2023 ATD Outstanding Member Award Winner!

Our very own JOY BELSLEY has received national recognition with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Outstanding Member Award!  Nominations were accepted from ATD members nationwide, and the list was narrowed down to only 3 finalist by a committe.  Then, ATD members nationwide cast their votes.  Joy has been a phenomenal advocate for the power of the human-animal bond of animal-assisted therapy.  She embodies the mission of ATD "to form a network of caring individuals and their special dogs who are willing to share smiles and joy with people, young and old alike."  Congratulations, Joy!

ATD Outstand Member Nominee

You can see a short overview (pictured here)  announcing Joy as a the winner.  However, to view the full nomination and get a true understanding of Joy's influence and inspiration to others, click the PDF file.

2022 10 11 CYFS GAH
2022 10 18  Metamora High School (5)
2022 10 8 Buehler Home
2022 12 12 Central Intermediate School
2022 11 4 Peoria Heights High School
2022 12 2 Lowpoint-Washburn Grade School
2022 4 25 Apostolic of Roanoke (2)
2022 4 7 Robein
2022 5 23 Snyder Village
2022 5 16 Central Intermediate School
2022 5 6 Delevan (5)
2022 8 4 RLI Insurance
2022 9 13 St Marys 8
2022 9 17 Morton Pumpkin Fest (7)
2023 1 23 CYFS GAH
2023  1 16 Apostolic Eureka
2023 1 28 IPDP
2023 1 30  Reflections Memory Care (3)
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka 6-2-21
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka 9-29-20 1
Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke 8-26-21 2
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka 10-4-21
Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke 8-26-21 1
Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade 9-16-18 1
Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade 9-14-19 1 1
Spring Bay Public Library 10-11-21 1
Serenity Assisted Living & Memory Care 6-3-19 1
StM 11-12-21
Willow School Family Reading Night Pekin 2-20-20 1
Willow School Family Reading Night Pekin 2-21 19 1


Are you interested in joining us as a volunteer?  WOOF Therapy Dogs always welcomes new members. We are now accepting certified teams from Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD), Love on a Leash, Pet Partners, or Therapy Dogs International (TDI) as requirements for WOOF membership.

We have reading programs with schools & libraries, and we visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, colleges during finals, and special needs facilities. We serve Peoria and surrounding areas.

In the News!

Therapy Dogs Visit Ronald McDonald House in Peoria
WOOF Therapy Dogs recently had the privilege of serving the children, families, and staff at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Peoria.  WMBD was on site to capture the joy and smiles.  You can read the full article along with a video by clicking the button above, or scanning the QR code.  
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