Pets with Heart is a faith-based program of pet visitation and services founded in 2012 by Sisters Pat Montini and Sharon Costello. The program builds relationships, offers comfort and brings joy through goal-oriented activities that touch the spirit of each person.
Our compassionate team of Sisters, Associates, volunteers and therapy dogs nurture relationships between God’s creatures. We are attentive to the healing effect of animal-human relationships and seek to bring healing and joy to people of all ages.
We visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, universities, community centers, libraries and private homes.
Meet the People and Paws of Pets with Heart
Sr. Pat & Zoey
Therapy Experience: In training!
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 16 months
Fun Fact: Zoey’s surprise arrival to Pets with Heart was a bit of a Christmas miracle!
Sr. Sharon & Buster
Therapy Experience: 8.5 years
Age: 10.5 years old
Fun Fact: Buster was the youngest and smallest dog in his therapy training class.
Sr. Sandy & Rabbie
Therapy Experience: 5 years
Breed: Cairns Terrier
Age: 10 years old
Fun Fact: Rabbie enjoys serving as a playful “foster brother” to rescues from Col. Potter Cairn Rescue.
Sr. Mary Ann & Muffin
Therapy Experience: 3 years
Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 7 years old
Fun Fact: After fostering Muffin while Sr. Mary Ann recuperated from surgery, an employee realized Muffin would be a wonderful therapy dog and helped with her certification.