Touching Lives, Warming Hearts

Through Human & Animal Interactions

KPETS in the News


March: Manheim Township Police get an emotional recharge thanks to animal-assisted therapy sessions

February: Four-Legged Therapist: Lancaster County Magazine


February KPETS partners with EMS (WGAL footage)

January Philadelphia Inquirer featured KPETS!


December KPETS Mini Horse putting smiles on peoples’ faces

December School News

Lititz Record

November 2019 Warwick Strong – ABC 27 coverage and  and FOX 43 coverage

July 2019 WITF Radio Smart Talk –  Dogs become integral tool in classrooms features KPETS, Susuquehanna Service Dogs and Lampter-Strasurg School District.


October 2018 KPETS Therapy dog provides relief for Lancaster County college students team
October KPETS Volunteer Recognized   (Reading, PA)
October 2018 – KPETS Team to help Crime Victims, Witnesses  Cross Keys Brethren Home, Gettysburg
May 2018 KPETS WGAL TV coverate of Truman and ETown College
April 2018 KPETS coordinates  UPenn Canine Bloodmobile to Lancaster (Lancaster County Pet Article Page 18-19)


17-09 Sept: KPETS TV coverage of General Sutter fundraiser for children injured in dog attack.


16-01 Jan: Kid’s confidence improves by reading to canine companions


15-11 Nov: KPETS Extraordinary Give
15-09 Sept: KPETS volunteers provided comfort to McDaniel College Students 
15-04 April: Millersville Snapper article on KPETS 
15-02 Feb: Fox 43 KPETS brightens for Lanc Co Teen 
15-02 Feb: MU Students get support from therapy animal


18 December: “Vinnie the Mini” is being courted as a possible KPETS volunteer!
17 December: KPETS teams bring care and comfort to F&M students
12 December: KPETS actor responds to bad review
14-12 December: Special Needs Children Have Christmas Their Way (PDF)
14-11 November: Reading to dogs improves Lanc County children’s literacy skills (Local link)
14-10 October: Therapy dogs relieve McDaniel College students’ stress
14-01 January: Lebanon Merchandiser: Pets Visists Touch our Lives and Warm our Hearts ( or click here for pdf format)
14-01January: Central Penn Parent / Changing Lives One Paw at a Time


13-12December: Therapy Dogs Help College Students (pdf Format)
21 November: Meet Arnold the therapy pig!
13-11November: The Rapid Rise of Pet Therapy (KPETS article)
13-10October: Link to Carroll Hospice Newsletter – (PDF Format)
13-07July: Reading Clinic – PDF Format
26 April: KPETS Volunteers already know this, but “Dogs really are capable of loving their owners!”
13-04April:  Barney is Best Man!
13- 02Feb: Ten Years of Comforting Tails (pdf version)
3 February: Dr. Karen Becker teaches pet owners how to take their lumps
13-02Feb: Tales to Tailwaggers 
13-01Jan: Annie goes to School (pdf version)


Fox 43 ExtraGive 2012
November 2012: KPETS in AZ – Therapy Dog Helps Children Learn to Read
Therapy Dog Helps Local Children Learn to Read (pdf version)
June 2012: KPETS Patriotic Pet Expo – Blue Ridge Channel 11 spot for KPETS and Vets
June 2012: KPETS Patriotic Pet Expo – ABC 27 WHTM spot for Hunter, the Hero
July 2012:
Harrisburg Magazine


December 2011: HMC-Hershey Med Center Newsletter – A Patient and Pet Therapy Reunion
November 2011: KPETS featured charity as Dog and His Ghost Writer Visit Berks County (or pdf format)
August 2011: Story of a Rescue Dog becomes S&R Dog AND KPETS Therapy Dog on BCTV (Berks County TV) (.mov file)
June 2011; Hanover Evening Sun features: Therapy Dogs Visit East Berlin Library
May 2011: AZ Amazing Duo Brings Joy to Elementary Students – Maricopa, AZ
May 2011: Lancaster Sunday News/In the Spotlight – KPETS Volunteer Jolene Newcomer and Gio receive recognition
May 2011: York Weekly Record – Dogs on the Job
May 2011: Landenburg Today – Landenburg Ladies Have Gone to the Dogs
May 2011: KPETS Arizona State University Paws that Count
March 2011: KPETS Volunteer Raises $1800! – Lebanon Daily News
February 2011: Lancaster AMBUCS presents funds to KPETS – Lancaster Merchandiser
February 2011: Hershey Medical Center Pet Therapy Brochure recognizes KPETS
January 2011: KPETS Receives Funds – HCR ManorCare Presents 2010 Community Care

Fund Grant Awards to York Area Nonprofits (News Article – click here)



December 2010: KPETS teams in AZ School! – Bill Townsend’s Zoey sporting school colors!
December 2010: Daily Record/Sunday News, York: KPETS visits and Orientation
December 2010: Smidgen in Hershey Medical Centers Cresent Newletter
November 2010 – Merchandiser article – Farmdale Pupils Learn of Everyday Heros
November 2010 – Merchandiser article – Alternate Gift Fair Give Hope to Nonprofit Groups
November 2010: Humane League Newsletter – KPETS’ Poz featured
October 14, 2010: Carroll County Times – Seniors on the Go Get Together at Yearly Expo
Fall 2010: America Humane – Protecting Animals – Moose, the Pit Bull Therapy Dog
August 26, 2010: Children’s Miracle Network – KPETS golden retriever, Holly interviewed
June 20, 2010: Fox 43 covers KPETS K9 Karnival – coming soon
June 18, 2010: Fox 43 promotes KPETS K9 Karnival
June 6, 2010: WGAL coverage of Lancaster Rehab Pet Therapy KPETS to hold fundraiser
January 28, 2010: Acadia tribute to Podley
January 27, 2010: EngleOnLine Dogs help Readers at Nottingham School
January 25, 2010: Lancaster Newpaper Highmark PALS/Preassessment Newpaper article
January 25, 2010: Lancaster OnLine Highmark PALS/Pre-assessment video coverage


November 17, 2009: PennLive Lending a Paw
November 1, 2009: Acadia Newsletter Interviews two KPETS teams. Acadia assist individuals with a neurological impairment …
October 29, 2009: “Beck Students Reading Companion” From Warwick School District website (pdf)
October 29, 2009: “Staff Enjoy Pet Therapy” from Hershey Medical Center’s CRESANT Newsletter
May 10, 2009: KPETS “Therapy Dog Will See You Now” article in Lancaster Newpapers “Better Healthy Living” Magazine
April 2009: “Unexpected Outcome” – Autism story written by Denise Gillan, KPETS Volunteer in NextPageNews
April 2009: KPETS teams working with childern w/Autism


November 2008: Lancaster Chamber’s First Digital Magazine Issue Features KPETS on the front cover!
November 2008: Annie becomes an official Therapy Dog
June 2008: Writing Workshop a pet project and WWW
February 2008: Lancaster Sunday News In The Spotlight features KPETS
May 21, 2008: Casey, the Captivating Canine
May 7, 2008: Meet Popsicle – Pet Parade
March 4, 2008: Volunteers offer paws that help heal – Lebanon Daily News
March 4, 2008: Volunteers offer paws that help heal – Lebanon Daily News
March 2, 2008: Pets Helping with Rehab – CBS 21 News
February 24, 2008: In the Spotlight with Karen Gerth and KPETS – Lancaster Sunday News

2007 and before . . .

December 7, 2007: Books with KPETS Monthly @ New Oxford
October 27, 2007: Ready to read? At Lititz library, canine helpers are all ears
February 2007: YPC Your Pet Connection
May 2006 Popsicle’s One Cool Cat
May 2006 Popsicle at Perry Village
February 7, 2006: Positive Health Benefits From Owning A Pet – Video Update – ABC 27 News
July 20, 2005: The Healing Power Of Pets – Video Clip – ABC 27 News
Spring 2005: Sammy Gerth KPETS Therapy Dog – Soaring (Mennonite Home Communities newsletter)
Who Let The Dogs Out? – Hershey Medical Center
September 6, 2004: These pooches have the perfect canine charisma to soothe and comfort – New Era
Animal-Assisted Therapy In Life Skills – Acadia

Links Of Interest



Please visit Stories of KPETS Success to hear more about the work of our volunteers and beloved pets.

Visit our Celebration of Therapy Dogs’ Lives  featuring the memories of our dedicated Therapy Dogs now residing in Heaven awaiting our happy reunion.

And, if you would like to catch up on KPETS’ activities, visit our  KPETS Keynotes Archive.