Northwest Arkansas

Love on a Leash®

The Northwest Arkansas chapter was founded in April of 2017. The chapter coordinates multiple group visits each month at the Arkansas State Veterans Home and Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville as well as serving at various programs and events in Washington and Benton counties; most members visit additional sites independently. We also periodically join forces with other area therapy teams to promote and support the bonds of therapy work in our community.

Shannon & Bo
Larry & Poe

Meet Our Leader

Shannon Stowe has been the Northwest Arkansas chapter co-leader since August of 2022. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband and four pups and has been certified with Bo the 100% Good Boy since 2019; Shannon works as an aid with special needs children at a local elementary school and when she is not volunteering with Love on a Leash, she enjoys crafting and more volunteering. Her favorite part about volunteering with Love on a Leash is watching faces light up when they lock eyes on our furry friends.

Larry Gramling has been the Northwest Arkansas assistant chapter leader since April of 2017. He lives in Centerton, AR with his wife Theresa and animal children and is currently certified with Yukon the Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd and Poe the Newfoundland; he has had 3 certified pets in total since 2015. Larry is a Senior ISR with United Rentals and when he is not volunteering with Love on a Leash, he enjoys hiking, and hanging out with his dogs on the Bentonville AR square. His favorite part about volunteering with Love on a Leash is doing reading programs with the local libraries and working as a Runway Rover at the NW Arkansas National Airport.
Shannon Stowe
Chapter Leader
Larry Gramling
Chapter Leader

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