Meet Our Leader
Doug Bell has been the South Central Indiana chapter leader since May of 2020. He lives in Columbus, Indiana with his wife and three Rough Collies; two of which are certified therapy dogs: Tori (a tri-pawed) and Doogie. Doug’s Rough Collie Bonnie and Goldendoodle Einstein sadly crossed the rainbow bridge, but not before completing hundreds of Love on a Leash visits and brightening the lives of many people. Doug is a retired IT professional who desperately avoids digital endeavors by walking dogs at the local shelter and assisting in a therapeutic riding facility when he is not doing therapy dog visits. Doug enjoys mentoring new teams through certification, and bringing smiles to the faces of people who are at a rough stage in their lives. When he is not volunteering, you are likely to find Doug with his feet sticking out from under his 1963 Triumph TR4 in a fruitless attempt to keep it roadworthy.