Guardian Whiskers Community Programs & Events

Kiddos & Kitties Reading Program

Kiddos & Kitties Reading Program encourages literacy among children with an irresistible feline companion.

Taradiddle Young Writer Contests

Taradiddle Young Writer Contests inspire youth ages 9-18 to write with fun animal-themed story prompts.

Book Buddies Reading Program for Children

Book Buddies Literacy Program provides kids with supervised emotional support from a certified therapy dog.

Programs in action

What's Guardian Whiskers All About?

Guardian Whiskers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our community programs harness the power of the human-animal bond to help and inspire people of all ages.

Pet interaction improves people’s physical, social and mental health. Pets receive health benefits from socializing with people too!

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Guardian Whiskers Inc.

Pet-Passionate Non-Profit Organization

Guardian Whiskers Inc. is a non-profit pet-passionate organization in Madison, Wisconsin.

People & Their Pets

Guardian Whiskers promotes a healthy bond between pets and people. Our community programs improve the well-being of people and pets.

Pet interaction improves people’s physical, social, and mental health. Pets receive health benefits from socializing with people, too!

Join Madison's pet-passionate community

Warm and fuzzies have health benefits too.
Studies show animal companionship improves overall wellness.

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Reduce the risk of heart attack

Relieve depression & stress

Accelerate heart attack recovery

Reduce allergy & eczema risk in children

Lower blood pressure

Who are the Guardians?

Guardians are therapy animals, volunteers, therapists, educators, and organizations who make our programs possible and support the people and pets we serve.

Guardian Whiskers collaborates with the local Madison and southern Wisconsin area. Some programs reach out to participants worldwide! We're passionate about boosting confidence in kids, literacy, animal welfare, and bringing together communities with the power of pets.

Guardian Whiskers Mission and Beginnings

In 2017, after many years of providing care and building bridges in the community and veterinary world, Katarina Luther chose to use her experience and resources to create the non-profit organization Guardian Whiskers, Inc. Her mission with Guardian Whiskers has been to create community programs and events that harness the power of the human-animal bond to benefit, inspire, and heal people of all ages.

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