Jane Yount has been involved in pet therapy for over ten years. She and her previous dog, Max, visited The V.A. Hospital and Ranken Jordan’s Children’s Hospital. When her mother passed away, one of the residents in the facility where she had lived said to Jane, “Don’t forget about people like us.” Jane never forgot those words.
Jane met Harvey when he was two and a half years old. He will be nine in November. Harvey is all black. Black fur and black eyes which is rare for a Shitzu. The breeder had ten Shitzu’s and a pit bull. Harvey’s first home was a horse stall. Usually the owner chooses the dog, but in this case, Harvey chose Jane, coming up to her that first day and never leaving her side. It was like he was saying, “I’m going home with you.” They have been together ever since.
The two have been coming to NHC for three years/ It all began when a friend of Jane’s was visiting someone in rehab and saw a physical therapist bring her dog here Jane was encouraged to call. Jane called Activities and the rest is history.
Harvey loves coming here. He pulls Jane to get in the door. Harvey gets a lot of attention when he’s here, but he also gives the residents lots of love.