Indiana

North-Central Indiana

Love on a Leash®

The North-Central Indiana chapter was established in November of 2013 and covers Boone and Hamilton counties in Indiana. We visit Senior living facilities,  Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center, schools, libraries, and special events. In the warmer months, we enjoy recruiting at farmers’ markets and getting our members together at local parks to socialize. Come join our fun!

Meet Our Leaders

Gina Ressler became a certified Love On a Leash therapy team with her Golden Retriever, Chiara, in December 2019 and became the chapter co-leader in July 2022. Gina lives in Carmel with her husband and 3 golden retrievers; Colt is 6, Chiara is 4 and Dallas is 2. Gina's favorite part of being a Love On A Leash member is the pure joy that the dogs bring to people of all ages. It is amazing how the dogs seem to know who needs their love and attention the most.

Karen Naber has been a member of Love On a Leash since August 2012 and became the chapter leader in April of 2018. She has had three Therapy dogs – Tytan, Izzy and currently Howdy Naber, a setter/pointer mix. Karen and her husband live on a small farm in Boone County and enjoy taking care of their dogs, cats, horses, and donkeys. Howdy and Karen have their Advanced Therapy Degrees in Elderly: Social Visits and Children: Reading Programs. The BEST part of being a Love On A Leash member is walking into the door of a facility and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces.

Sandy Pearson and Macey have been a Love on a Leash therapy team since January 2015; Sandy officially became chapter co-leader in June of 2021. Macey is a Black & Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; she is loving, kind, patient, calm and wants to bring joy to everyone she meets. Sandy and her husband live in Fishers and are both retired; after retiring from her second career as a massage therapist, Sandy wanted to continue to provide stress relief, comfort and joy and Macey helps make that happen. Macey and Sandy have their Advanced Therapy Degrees in Elderly: Social Visits and Teenagers/College Students: Stress Relief.
Gina Ressler
Chapter Leader
Karen Naber
Chapter Leader
Sandy pearson
Chapter Leader

Chapter Information

32

Number of Active Teams

39

Number of Active Handlers

31

Number of Dogs

1

Number of Cats

0

Number of Rabbits

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