Current Dogs

Charlie

Partner: Rachael Sando

Intermediate School

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in 2017
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Stuffed toys and frisbees! Charlie carries around his "baby" or a shark (stuffed toys) all day when he visits with kids!
  • Favorite part about coming to school: The kids! He loves arrival and dismissal because he can be pet by 100 kids at a time! He loves cheering kids up too by giving them his paw.
  • Fun Fact: The kids write Charlie letters and he answers them for an advice column! "Ask Charlie" has helped student concerns such as health issues, teacher trouble, stress, organization, friendships, and more. Each student receives a personalized response from Charlie.

Lucy

Partner: Audrey Loughlin

Intermediate School

  • Age: 7 months, Puppy in Training
  • Breed: Chocolate Lab
  • School: Intermediate School
  • Lucy loves kids, playing with her toys and snuggling.
  • Favorite treat : ice cubes and carrots (although she hasn’t met a food she doesn’t like).
  • Fun Fact: Her BFF is Parsley


Jasey

Partner: Kimberly Bush

Middle School

  • Age: 8 months, Puppy in Training
  • Breed: Shepherd/Lab mix
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in December 2017
  • Favorite Toy: Bullysticks at school; socks and scarves at home!
  • Favorite part about coming to school: Jasey loves to play wrestle with Lucy in the halls and randomly pop into 6th grade classrooms, especially Mr. Scoppa's.
  • Personal Fact: Jasey is a rescue from Tennessee.

Lucy

Partner: Amy Baehr

Middle School

  • Age: 1 year old, Puppy in Training
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Started her training in the spring of 2017
  • Favorite Toy: Loves playing in the snow with the kids, and adores all food
  • Favorite part about coming to school: Lucy loves her walks with the students, and visiting with her therapy dog friends
  • Fun Fact: Lucy recently passed her Canine Good Citizen Test!

Sydney

Partner: Courtney Nemecek

Middle School

  • Age: 2 years, Puppy in Training
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in May 2016
  • Favorite part about coming to school: Sydney loves visiting with all the kids and staff members. She also loves her play dates with Lucy in the mornings.
  • Fun Fact: Sydney recently passed her Canine Good Citizen Test!

Katie

Partner: Jill Davis

High School

  • Age: 8 years old
  • Breed: Standard Goldendoodle
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in February 2010
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Loves her “baby,” a stuffed dog that she has had since she first came home.
  • Katie spends her mornings wandering through the halls and greeting friendly faces. She loves spending time in the TLC class with Mrs. Landrigan and Mrs. Levandoski.
  • Fun Fact: Check out Katie's life in a book about her work as a therapy dog, Katie's Classroom: A Day in the Life of a Furry Friend. It is available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Winnie

Partner: Jill Davis

High School

  • Age: 3 years old
  • Breed: Miniature Goldendoodle
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in October 2016
  • Winnie loves to run through the hallways sliding on the slippery floors. She also enjoys visiting the Nurse’s Office for special hugs from Mrs. Kepler and Mrs. Matzan
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Winnie loves plush toys that make the "crinkle" sound. She also loves to play tug with her little brother Charlie, a toy goldendoodle.
  • Fun Fact: Winnie was recently cast as “Sandy” in the RAPA Mainstage production of “Annie,” entertaining audiences of over 800 people in each of the 5 shows.

charlie

Partner: Jill Davis

High School

  • Age: 1 year old
  • Breed: Toy Goldendoodle
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in March 2018
  • Charlie loves to give kisses and "prance" through the hallways.
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Charlie is a fan of anything that has a squeaker!
  • Fun Fact: Charlie is full grown at 12 lbs. He passed his Canine Good Citizen Test in April at Finger Lakes Pet Resort, and passed his therapy dog certification with Pet Connections in July.

Freya

Partner: Joanna Meyer

Primary School

  • Age: 5 months and growing fast - Puppy In Training
  • Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in March 2018
  • Favorite Part About Being at School: All of the awesome friends asking to pet her!
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Rubber Squeak Toys or a Kong Wubba
  • Fun Fact: Freya was first introduced to her human brothers when they opened a box for their birthdays.

Goldie

Partner: Katie Crane

High School

  • Age: 1 year
  • Breed: Goldendoodle
  • Joined the Pal-Mac Family in April 2018
  • Favorite Part About Being at School: Socializing with students. She loves being pet and also taking good naps after all of the greetings.
  • Favorite Toy/Treat: Kong Cozies
  • Fun Fact: Goldie was born on Halloween 2017. Her full name (given by her human sister) is Golden Honey Nugget. She passed her Canine Good Citizen test in October, and her Pet Connections Therapy Dog Certification in November!