Media information

Love on a Leash® is proud to be featured in print, on television, and in online publications. Members should refer to our media guidelines below to accurately represent Love on a Leash®.

Media guidelines

  • If you are a member of a Love on a Leash® Chapter, please refer the individual to your Chapter Leader to handle the request.
  • If you are not a member of a chapter, please direct the individual to contact the National Love on a Leash® office via the national website:
  • If the individual wants to shoot video or a television story at one of your visit sites, make sure you get approval from the facility director first. Not all facilities welcome this kind of exposure, and HIPAA and privacy laws may preclude some facilities from wanting to participate. If the facility does not want to be included, try suggesting a different facility to the media (one that you do have approval for).
  • Signed photo releases must be on file for any individuals who are featured in media stories or video. Some facilities maintain photo releases that may suffice (check with the facility director first to find out). If the facility does not have signed releases on file, please download the appropriate Love on a Leash® photo releases (located in the Member area) and ensure anyone who is filmed or photographed signs a copy. Please retain a copy of all signed releases.
  • Please ensure your pet is wearing its Love on a Leash® vest or bandana, and, per membership guidelines, is clean and freshly groomed. If possible, please wear a shirt with the official Love on a Leash® logo.
  • You will find the most current information about Love on a Leash® on our website, including the current number of active members, the definition of a therapy pet, the difference between therapy pets and service animals, and more. Take time to become familiar with this information prior to your interview (or print it out and take it with you) so you can be a good interviewee. Feel free to refer members of the media to the website for this information also.
  • Additionally, please make sure you are following all other membership guidelines. Remember you are representing the entire organization; you want to set a great example!
  • Please refer the media to the national website at

Articles and videos

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TN – Whiskey Wine & Whiskers to Benefit Dismas House – MaryKate Rosack & Narwhal, Gail Rivlin & Danny (Local on 2 4/25/24)

VA – Why Crozet May Benefit from Specialized Therapy (Crozet Gazette 4/5/24)

CA – Children Find a Safe Haven in Paws For Reading (The Sage 10/9/23)

KY –  Dog Missing Leg Spreads Confidence… (People Magazine 9/5/23)

MS – Love on a Leash volunteer teams deliver comfort, happiness (Tupelo Daily Journal 2/18/23)

NC – Dogtor Ross (abc11 Holiday Hero 12/21/22)

CA – Airport Dogs (nbc San Diego 12/15/22)

KY – Speckles & Bob Walther (Commonwealth Journal, Mar 2022)

KY – Spreading Sunshine (VUE Magazine Oct 2021)

CA – It’s A Pet Parade! (Giving Back Magazine, p.70-71, Sep 2020)

TX – Rockwall-Royse City chapter interview (Julie Barlow Real Estate 3/9/20)

CA – Children read to therapy dogs in Santa Maria (KSBY news 1/14/20)

CA – SD veteran receives over 500 birthday cards from around the world for his 90th birthday [Oct 2019]

NY – Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center promotional video @ 1m15s [ Oct 2019]

CA – Pet Therapy Program for Patients at Tri-City Medical Center [Aug 2019]

CA – Sunnyvale cat has therapeutic value for local seniors, homeless [Jul 2019]

CA – Love on a Leash organization offers pet-provided therapy to local inmates [Jun 2019]

CA – SD therapy dogs bring comfort after surviving their own traumas [Jun 2019]

IL – Furry Visitor Helps Devonshire Students Boost Reading Skills [May 2019]

CA – Camarillo school enlists a four-legged friend to help students practice reading [Jan 2019]

IN – Cups with Pups: Local Love on a Leash chapter hosts monthly meet ups at The Refinery [Jan 2019]

IN – Pet Pals: Love on a Leash [Dec 2018]

IN – 6 reasons not to miss the annual Pet Therapy event [Nov 2018]

CA – SD Court Dog program helps vulnerable victims testify [Nov 2018]

NC – Love on a Leash dogs visit library [Oct 2018]

NC – Therapy dogs help ease test stress at Swansboro Middle [Jun 2018]

CA – Canines in the courtroom [Jun 2018]

AZ – Feeling doggone good [Mar 2018]

MS – Therapy dog brings furry dimension to NMMC Rehab Institute (subscription required) [Mar 2018]

MI – Therapy dogs help people cope with tragedy after Jo-Ann Fabrics shooting [Mar 2018]

NC – Trainer preps pets for service [Mar 2018]

CA – Meet Love on a Leash [Feb 2018]

FL – In Alachua County Libraries, Canines Lend Ear To Learning Kids [Nov 2017]

PA – Giving Back [Oct 2017]

CA – Dogs bring love to residents of all ages – [Jun 2017]

NE – Love on a Leash at Council Bluffs Public Library [May 2017]

WA – Organization spreads joy in Yakima Valley with wagging tails and wet noses [May 2017]

CA – Fox Business host volunteers for animal therapy program [Apr 2017]

CA – Love on a Leash Visits Books, Inc. [Apr 2017]

CA – Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego [Sep 2016]

LA – Animal Rescue: Love on a Leash to start Southshore Chapter [Aug 2016]

CA – Paws to Read pairs dogs with early readers [Jul 2016]

VA – Yellow Lab helps victims of trauma, autistic kids in Richmond [Jun 2016]

CA – Girl Scouts, Love on a Leash donate rocking chair to Solana Beach Library [Jun 2016]

CA – Quadriplegic La Jolla man checks into VA spinal cord injury center [Jun 2016]

CA – Therapy Fluffies at UCSD [Dec 2015]

CA – Relieving stress and helping students make the grade [Dec 2015]


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