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Our Dogs

"Let's face it, every dog was developed with a purpose in mind. Yes, even the lap dogs have a job to do. So what defines a working dog anyway???" (Author unknown)



Puppy Love Therapy Dogs, Inc - handler/dog teams

AJ (in Memory)

AJ is a sable and white rough (long coat) collie. He was a puppy when he arrived in New Ulm, but quickly assumed canine responsibitlities for two households. Guarding his homes through the front living room windows was his time consuming duty.


Amanda (in Memory)
Amanda was born on Christmas Day, hence her middle name: Amanda Noel. Amanda lived with Sierra and Reba and her family in Elysian, MN. She did therapy dog work for many years and loved to perform.


Bailey (In Memory)
Bailey, like his sister Maddie, is a shitzu/sheltie "designer dog". He has fluffy buff colored fur like a shitzu, but is taller, like a sheltie. Bailey's family lives in New Ulm, MN. Bailey loves to do tricks and has springs for legs! He is king of the weave poles. Bailey has had staring roles in the production of the musical "Annie" in the role of Sandy (the dog).  His birthday is November 6, 1998.


Bailey Joe (In Memory)

He's a Yorkshire Terrier with long silky hair.  This little pint size dog that likes to tag along in "Mom's" carrying pouch.  Bailey Joe lives in New Ulm and is the perfect lap dog for nursing home visits. 

Boomer (In Memory)
Boomer is a 95 pound lab/shepard mix. He lives in New Ulm, MN. He is the fourth baby in a family of pets, one other dog and 2 cats. He loves to chase rabbits, go swimming and have his belly scratched. He is a HUGE baby at heart and loves to be around people.


Buddy (in memory)

Buddy is a yellow lab mix. Buddy's mom takes him to work with her at a local assisted living facility, so Buddy has a real "job." Sometimes Buddy takes all his pals to his worksite and hosts the weekly "dog class" to the entertainment of the residents. Buddy also takes care of his family and lives in Lafayette.



Bella is loveable basset hound with a 24 inch ear span.  She was a rescue hound and now fills in a space for the other basset of the group (Cleopatra) that passed away in March of 2011.  At just under two years of age, Bella is a 60 pound bundle that's still in the puppy stage.  Someday, we'll tell her she's a dog. 


Cleopatra, Queen of the Cobb River (in Memory)
Cleopatra, known to her subjects as "Cleo", is a bassett hound. She was born on July 15, 1999. Her family lives in Good Thunder, MN. Cleo has a super nose and likes to sniff everything. She has been taking "dog classes" since she was a puppy and enjoys playing with her classmates. She has her own mailbox and gets her own fan mail.


Dallas (in Memory)

Dallas is a sable and white rough (long coat) collie. He moved to New Ulm when almost a year old. A retired show dog, Dallas loved to play "chase" with brother AJ, sleeping on his back on the living room couch and barking at rabbits from his back yard porch.


Darin is a 5.5 year old Yorkie. He loves to play ball and be around others. He is one of the smallest dogs in the group and lives in Mankato with his mom. He puts smiles on everyone that he meets.


Finley is a little Bichon Poodle mix. He was found as a stray puppy roaming the streets of Chicago. He was adopted in September 2014 and lives in his “fur-ever” home in New Ulm. Finley likes little kids, chewing on a bone, lounging on the furniture, visiting the neighbors, running around the house, and talking. He puts smiles on the faces of many he meets.

Hailey (in Memory)

Hailey is a 10 years old, Cavielier King Charles Spaniel. Loves every one and is happy being loved.


Louie is a tri-color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He is often referred to as King Louie as he enjoys being the center of attention. Louie is sweet-tempered, playful and very gentle. He is polite with everyone and very peaceful with dogs and other animals. At home, Louie can be found cuddling in laps and snuggling very close to his human family..


Lulu is a golden retreiver that loves to have her head petted or her ears scratched.  Sometimes mom even takes her to work.

Maddie (in Memory)
Maddie, like her brother Bailey, is a shitzu/sheltie "designer dog". She inherited the sheltie coloring, conformation and herding tendencies. Maddie also lives with her family in New Ulm, MN. Maddie is three years old, and likes to show off her singing and dancing ability.  Maddie's birthday is November 9, 1999. 

Reba (in Memory) 
Reba is a cocker spaniel with a sable coat, which means her fur is tan with black tips, a distinctive color for a cocker spaniel. Reba is five and a half years old and lives with her family in Elysian, MN. Reba has a "cousin", Sierra, who also belongs to the group. Reba loves to go on visits and has a special friend she visits faithfully.

Roger (in Memory - one of the original members of Puppy Love) 
Roger was a terrier mixture, mostly Boston terrier.  Roger was adopted from the Humane Society and flew to Minnesota from California to live with his forever family on a farm near Comfrey, MN. Roger and his "handler" were the first dog/handler team in Minnesota to be certified in animal-assisted crisis and disaster response by Hope Crisis Response, Portland OR. 

Sierra (In Memory),
Sierra is also a cocker spaniel, from the same family as Reba. Sierra has silky dark brown fur and is always well groomed because her mom is a groomer. She is 5 years old and is a seasoned therapy dog. She lives with her family in Elysian, MN, where she has a large family of cocker spaniels (and humans, of course).

Zoey (Retired)

Zoey is an 11 year old Yorkshire Terrier with short silky hair.  Zoey resides in New Ulm.  And without a doubt is a very lovable little lady.