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Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing


Melissa Allen-Jones and MaggieMelissa Allen-Jones and Maggie

March 2016 - Meet the Team

When did you and Maggie become a team? - In September 2009.

What other partners have you had? - I also have Mylie.

In what type of facility are you visiting? - Maggie is part of Animal Assisted Counseling at Holmgreen Center. Holmgreen Center is a special campus in Northside ISD serving students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Maggie works with elementary students. We are on campus for a few hours each week. We not only work with students, but are helpful for many of our staff also.

In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? - None.

Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. - Maggie is my mom's dog and my first pet partner.

What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? - Pooch Parade co-chair

What other leadership positions have you had? - I help with evaluation volunteers.

Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. - Something you may not know is that I like to cycle and have a toddler trailer for Maggie so she can ride along.