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April's Pete's Pet Posse Pup of the Month

April's Pete's Pet Posse Pup of the Month

With a joy and sweetness about her combined with a contagious smile, Maggie is Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa's April Pup of the Month!

A Signature Smile

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Maggie, then you understand her nickname of “Mags the Glad”. If you haven’t met Maggie yet, be sure to keep an eye out for her. Her nickname fits the smile she always has on her face and her love of bringing smiles to others. 

Maggie's signature smile which gained her nickname "Mags the Glad"

A Little Bit about Maggie

Maggie’s humans rescued her from the banks of the Arkansas River in 2016 when she was two months old. Starving and wounded, she got the care she needed to transform into the happy and grateful pup she is.

She’s not sure what breed she is, but she’s pretty sure it’s a lot boxer because of her silly personality. She may even be a little bit German shepherd because of her pointy ears, which didn’t show themselves until later. You can read more about Maggie's story on her Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa bio.

 From Left to Right: Puppy Maggie on the day she was rescued / Maggie's ears

Pride in a Job Well Done

Maggie and her mom, Krista, work for the OSU Center for Rural Health. Because of Maggie's rural Oklahoma roots, she thinks her job of bringing smiles to Rural Medical Track students, CRH staff and rural residents is a dream come true.

She loves visiting medical students each Thursday at OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) and making the rounds at Rural Health, which Maggie considers her second home. Maggie’s saddest visit was to the OSU IT campus in the wake of a tragedy. She knew to be especially gentle that day and sensed that her work was valued more than ever.

From left to right: Maggie with Nicole Tipton (OMS II), Gabriel Crow (OMS 1), Phil Talentino (OMS II), Kate Myers and Jackson Wood (OMS I)

Maggie's Therapy Dog Love Extends Beyond Campus

When they’re not visiting OSU campuses, Maggie and Krista volunteer with Karing K9s. Maggie particularly enjoys visiting the Cimarron Pointe Care Center in her hometown of Mannford, where she lights up the entire facility when she trots from room to room bringing both smiles and memories from the residents.

Maggie and Krista look forward to many more years of therapy dog work with their OSU family and their community.

Maggie and her mom Krista Schumacher

Follow Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa's Adventures

Make sure to follow along with the pups on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @pets4petetulsa.

Faculty and staff can request a visit from Maggie and her Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa friends by filling out this request form