CLS Human: Katie Kriegel
Auggie is a five-year old coonhound mix, rescued in 2019, who loves to sniff everything imaginable! He lives for going on walks and usually can’t start his day without one. Auggie loves belly rubs, treats, howling at sirens, and climbing on laps (even though he’s 100 pounds!). If he’s not patrolling the yard, you can find him playing with his toys or chasing his tail. Auggie is an excellent officemate and prefers being in the presence of others, but often gets the zoomies when he’s excited.
Bean is a Shiba Inu who was born June 9, 2019. He is happy to accept birthday wishes and tributes. His main interests are food and fetch. Note: his human is the one expected to do the fetching. Bean is also able to detect any small mammal or reptile within a 300 mile radius and takes it upon himself to bark it away. Bean has trained his human exceptionally well and has established treat distribution centers at numerous locations in his home. He is banned from campus due to his habits of licking humans without asking leave first and begging food from whomever he encounters.
Bella is a 6-month-old shih-pom who loves to play with anyone and anything. Even though Carlos spends way too much on new toys, Bella loves nothing more than to play with a tennis ball. She knows six commands but pretends she doesn’t unless a treat is involved.
CLS Human: Amanda Pearce
Boone is a three-year-old American Paint horse. Boone is one of three horses on the farm. Boone enjoys helping on the farm rounding up or doctoring the cattle. Boone loves playing with his baby calves. When not working on the farm, Boone enjoys trail riding all over the state of Iowa and around the Midwest. Boone often gets himself into trouble with his curiosity and friendliness mainly with the protective mothers of baby calves. Boone’s favorite pastimes include playing in any and all water, belly scratches, and sneaking Oreos out on the trail.
Cash & Willow
CLS Human: Amanda Pearce
Cash is an Australian Blue Heeler and Corgi mix. Cash is one of the smallest and youngest animals on his farm, but his big heart and breeding make him invincible. Cash loves to ride on the four wheelers to check on his cows and calves, and he also enjoys moving said cows and calves to different pastures. He is still learning the correct directions, but he tries his best. While not working his cows, Cash enjoys a warm lap or his sister’s Willow’s bed to take naps.
Willow is a four-year-old golden doodle. Willow is a certified therapy dog and was previously employed with the Grinnell High School as their therapy dog until her parent accepted their position with Grinnell College. Willow enjoys and loves everything and everyone except snapping turtles. Willow is still deciding on her next adventure, but in the meantime, she enjoys naps on her little brother Cash’s bed, camping, and getting dirty on the farm.
Hi! I’m Connor – a terrier mix rescue that is probably 4 years old. I love jumping and running away to stress out my mom – it’s so much fun, don’t know why she doesn’t like it! Will bark anytime for treats and belly rubs.
CLS Human: Julie Lascol
Docka holds a PhD in Francophone Literature. She is 14 years old and has spent her life between France and the US. Docka has saved two lives from a fire and received the honorary title of firefighter cat by Dakar’s firefighters in 2017.
CLS Human: Mark Peltz
Izzy is a 6-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. She lives for belly rubs, naps, treats, naps, belly rubs, naps, and treats. She loves to roll in the grass, make friends with her older brother, Oliver, a gray American short-hair cat (their friendship is a “work in progress”), and stand watch over the backyard. Her human family is her world, and if she wasn’t the size of a small horse and didn’t bark so loudly, she would make more trips to campus. Thus, she works remotely most of the time.
CLS Human: Laura Poole
Leo was born on November 8, 20015 and is a fancy mutt. His father is a poodle and mother is 1/2 golden retriever–1/2 wheaten terrier. A one of a kind character, Leo loves to play tug-of-war, take walks at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve & roll in snow. If you need to train your children to keep their rooms picked up, he’s your guy! He especially loves to destroy stuffed animals and steal dirty socks.
Leo & Starling
Human Family: Robin Bourjaily
Starling and Leo are ten- and fourteen-year-old housecats who throw frequent cuddle parties and kibble feasts. Starling (muted calico) was reportedly found in a dumpster when she was three-months old. Her imperiled beginning behind her, she lives comfortably now, “shopping” for toys in her toy basket and leaving them for her humans in strategic places around the house. Leo, who was born in a ditch, thinks his cat bed by the window is a marvelous place to watch for and welcome visitors to the house. He enjoys giving tours.
Therapy Dog In-Training
CLS Human: Susan Sanning
Maeve is the resident CLS therapy dog in training. She is a one-year-old standard poodle who is in the CLS most every day. She very much feels it is her responsibility to welcome each and every visitor to Susan’s office with an enthusiastic bounce and wiggle. When Susan is not in her office, you might just find Maeve sitting on the sofa looking out the office window—note the nose prints on the window the next time you visit. Maeve loves children, a good game of fetch, her plush hedgehog, treats, and any tissue accidentally left within her eyesight.
CLS Human: Susan Sanning
Mini Cooper is a miniature horse who is built more like his namesake vehicle than a miniature horse and is likely 10–15 years old. “Cooper,” as he’s known to those who love and adore him, is a REALLY chill dude who tends to pass the chill on to whomever he’s around. He often doesn’t really know he’s horse and is just at home on campus and at nursing homes as he is in the pasture with his equine buddies. He loves butt scratches—especially in those hard to reach quarters, carrots, and his four-legged canine and feline friends. Watch for his guest appearances at CLS outdoor events!
CLS Human: Julie Lascol
Pléiade is 3 years old. He was adopted at PALS in 2019. Pléiade knows he is beautiful and very much uses it every day. He is very sweet with humans but terrorizes his sister Docka by chasing her around the house.
CLS Human: Kelly Harris
Russa is a 3-year-old rescue adopted by the Harris family in the spring of 2021. Russa has lots of energy, and her “zoomies” are quite impressive…..just get out of her way! However, she also loves to snuggle and has the biggest smiles when her large extended family, especially the “littles,” come to visit. Russa takes her responsibility of guarding the yard very seriously and spends lots of time chasing the rabbits, squirrels, and other critters away. She loves squeaky toys, and one of her favorite games is tug-of-war. When Russa is ready to play, she will politely bring one of her toys to you. I will guarantee you will not be able to resist those beautiful eyes!
CLS human: Mary Jane Shroyer
Samson is a Great Dane mix but don’t let his size fool you. He’s convinced he’s a lap dog and is scared of almost everything. He loves walks, hates being wet or cold, and takes squirrel surveillance very seriously.