Kimber is a Rottweiler. She loves her Beanie baby toys, enjoys playing catch and fetch and loves going camping with her horse friends.  

Nigel is an Abyssinian cat.  His owner first realized his gift as a therapy cat when he refused to leave her side during her three months of recuperation after back surgery.  He loves riding in his pet jogger and meeting new people.

Teddy is a Shih Tzu mix and loves play ball, go for walks and shake hands. He is friendly to many including his canine partners and he enjoys their company at the dog park. Teddy is popular at the La Crescent Golden Living facility.

Mo is a Toy Poodle, shows in 4-H, and recently started competing in AKC agility trials. He loves little kids and enjoys performing tricks for them including bows, hoop jumps, crawls, spins, weaves, counts, and playing cards! Mo is a very smart dog and likes all the attention he receives from entertaining kids.

Lost, a black and white Lab/Border Collie mix, was found as a stray in 2006. His owner took Lost in and gave him the home he had been looking for. He now enjoys getting the attention he deserves and spending hours playing outside and going for walks. Lost made his debut at the Spring Grove health care facilities.

Charlie, a loveable Beagle, was adopted from a facility in Wisconsin by his family in March 2012. Charlie’s favorite game is tug-of-war and going for walks.  He is already popular at the La Crescent ABLE Lancer Home and the residents look forward to many more visits.

Naomi, an American Miniature horse residing at Runaway Ranch enjoys visiting with children. Her calm temperament invites lots of petting and she is just the right size for kids to lead around. Naomi enjoys all the attention and especially likes her long tail and mane brushed.

Angus was born in Riverside, CA and traveled all the way to come live his family. Since he was a puppy, Angus has had an easy going, loving, laid back attitude and is a AKC Champion show dog. He frequently helps teach school groups about safety around dogs, and will patiently allow dozens of kids to hear his  heartbeat.

Memsie is a pure Pekingese that resides at Runaway Ranch. She is very gentle and loving, and enjoys meeting new people. Memsie is a big hit with the Winona State University student visits as she is the perfect size for cuddling!

Chacha loves people and can never get enough attention! She also likes long car rides so she can look out the window. She is a designer dog; her dam was Pekinese and her sire was a Chihuahua. She lives at Runaway Ranch with the horses, alpaca, pot bellies and other animals.

Mowgli (aka Mo) is an English Shepherd mix. He was rescued from the Coulee Region Humane Society when he was 6 months old.  His affectionate and loving nature makes him very popular with everyone who meets him.  He is a regular visitor at Riverfront, Inc.

Starburst is a registered American Miniature Horse. Star joined her family in 2007 as a young filly and made her public debut in the 2009 La Crescent Apple Fest parade representing La Crescent Animal Rescue. Star’s favorite treats include mini carrots and apple slices.


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ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITIES PROGRAM