Therapy program turns one

The Portland Area Canine Therapy Team (PACTT) is celebrating one year of working with hospitals, assisted-living facilities, libraries, homeless shelters and other organizations.

PACTT members Lisa Locke and her dog Moon marked the occasion by visiting residents at Emeritus at Fisher’s Landing in Vancouver. “The residents adore Lisa and Moon,” says Jason Webb, life enrichment director at the center. “Some of these residents have zero support in terms of family or friends, other than what the facility provides. Lisa and Moon bring smiles to those people’s faces and always draw a crowd when they come in.” 

“I’m so proud of what PACTT has been able to accomplish in 12 short months,” says Kathy Loter, PACTT Program Coordinator. “The people and dogs in this program truly bring joy to those in Portland and the city’s surrounding regions.” Learn more at