Video: Pets on Wheels not just dogs: There’s even an alpaca


OF THEIR STOPS. MEGAN: IT’S A ROUTINE AT BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING. WE HAVE A WALMART OUTING AT 10:00. DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS. EVERYTHING CHANGES WHEN NALA PAYS A VISIT. SHE’S A DOG WHO KNOW HOW TO WORK THE ROOM.>>I’M ALWAYS IN A GOOD MOOD, BUT SHE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD WHEN SHE COMES IN. MEGAN: THE RESIDENTS LOVE TO TALK ABOUT HER AND TALK TO HER.>>THE PET JUST BRINGS SO MUCH WARMTH AND COMFORT TO OUR RESIDENTS. THEY LOVE IT. AND IT REALLY BRINGS OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER. MEGAN: NALA IS A THERAPY DOG WITH PETS ON WHEELS. BARBARA WASKIEWICZ SIGNED HERSELF UP — AND NALA, TOO — EIGHT YEARS AGO. MS. WASKIEWICZ: NALA AND I WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THEY ASK US TO DO BECAUSE WE KNOW IT’S WORTH IT. IT’S JUST WORTH IT. MAKING: PETS ON WHEELS VISITS ALL OVER MARYLAND.>>WE PROVIDE FRIENDLY PET THERAPY VISITS TO ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES, NURSING HOMES, HOSPITALS, HOSPICE, SHELTERS, AND A VARIETY OF CORPORATE AND STUDENT EVENTS. MEGAN: AND IT’S NOT JUST DOGS, BY THE WAY. THERE’S EVEN AN ALPACA. >>WE ACTUALLY HAVE NO BREED OR SPECIES REQUIREMENTS WE ACCEPT PIT BULLS AND PIT MIXES. MEGAN: PETS ON WHEELS HAS ABOUT 500 VOLUNTEERS. THEY’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE, AND BARBARA SAYS ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED SHOULD SIGN UP. MS. WASKIEWICZ: YOU ONLY GO AROUND ONCE IN LIFE, AND IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY, DO IT. JUST DO IT. MEGAN: IN WHITE MARSH, MEGAN

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