Mid Columbia

Love on a Leash®

The Mid Columbia chapter was founded in June 2016. The chapter coordinates multiple group visits each month at senior living facilities, hospitals, schools, crisis response, airport, hospice and libraries in Franklin County; many members visit additional sites independently. We also participate in community events and take advantage of any opportunity to share our pets.

Debbi with Arrow & Kalypso

Meet Our Leader

Debbi Hannah and her husband of 54 years live in Kennewick, WA and have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. Debbi obtained her first German Shepherd (Nikishka) in 1989. Since then, she has acquired Gretchen, Buck, Tasha, Quigley, Kalypso and Arrow, all German Shepherds. Debbi became a certified Love on a Leash therapy team with her German Shepherd Tasha in 2010; Quigley followed in 2012, Kalypso in 2021, and Arrow in February 2024. Debbi became chapter leader in January 2022 and has been teaching and training owners and their dogs for over 35 years. She enjoys Tracking, Obedience, Rally, Nosework, Scent and Therapy work. She also participates in children's reading programs at public libraries, hospice and hospital visits, VA and Assisted Living visits.
Debbie Hannah
Chapter Leader

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