Awards & Press

Awards & Nominations:


Most Unusual Pet - Downtown Rome St. PETrick's Day Parade
March 17, 2016

Nose-to-Nose Best Unconventional Pet Blog Finalist - BlogPaws
May 18-20, 2017
2017 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose - BEST UNCONVENTIONAL PET BLOG FINALIST

The Rome Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA) Volunteer of the Year Nominee
April 17, 2018
Abby Chesnut and Oliver COVA Volunteer of the Year Nominee

Vincent with our certificate of recognization 

Nose-to-Nose Best Beyond Paws Pet Blog Finalist - BlogPaws
April 18-20, 2018
2018 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose - BEST BEYOND PAWS PET BLOG FINALIST



Books:


The Dog in The Dentist Chair: And other true stories of animals who help, comfort, and love kids
January 24, 2019
The Dog in the Dentist Chair by Peggy Frezon


Newspaper, Magazine, Online Articles, and Various Features:


St. PETrick's Day Parade held in downtown Rome - Rome News Tribune
March 14, 2015


St. PETrick's Day Parade - Rome News Tribune
March 12, 2016


Are Pet Rats a Good Fit for Me? - SavvyPetCare.com
March 28, 2016
Graphic by Savvy Pet Care


Dog's rule the day at St. PETrick's Parade - WRGA
March 18, 2017


Meet Healing Whiskers Worldwide Rat Bloggers - DashKitten.com
May 9, 2017

Oliver, a pet therapy rat, brings smiles to people - BJBangs.net
June 19, 2017

More than a good meal - Rome News Tribune
June 19, 2017


Support grows for dog park plans - Rome News Tribune
October 22, 2017

Healing Whiskers: Life of a Therapy Rat - KingsRiverLife.com
December 2, 2017

Healing Whiskers - Rat Life Magazine
June 2018


Q&A with Abby Chesnut of Healing Whiskers - It's a Rat's World Magazine
October 2018

Read With The Rat To Be At Library On Dec. 7 and Dec 21.- The Summerville News
November 29, 2018


"More Than Dogs" Pet Partners Interactions Magazine Spring 2019
April 14, 2019

"Blind Cats, Loving Llamas, and Happy Horses Prove Any Animal with a Heart Can Be a Therapy Pet" People Pets
April 30, 2019

"Inforum brings adults from seven counties" Rome News-Tribune
May 8th, 2019

"Vincent the therapy rat travels to schools and libraries to help children learn to read" Metro.co.uk
May 21, 2019


"Compassionate Paws: Therapy with Fur" -Northwest Georgia Living Fall 2019 Issue
August 27, 2019

"A Small Bundle of Love" Featured Teams -PetPartners.com
September 2019
A Small Bundle of Love Pet Partners

Heroes of Our Hearts Tribute Fund - Second Chance Heroes
October 2020



Radio Interviews:


Dog's rule the day at St. PETrick's Parade - WRGA
March 18, 2017

"What's Up in West Georgia" with Healing Whiskers on WGMI 1440 AM Bremen, GA
April 10, 2018


"What's Up in West Georgia" with Healing Whiskers on WGMI 1440 AM Bremen, GA
May 1, 2019



Video Appearances:

Skinner's Box Promo Video - Colosseum Escape Rooms
June 22, 2020

"Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Pet" - All Pet Voices
August 18, 2020

Thank You Video - Pet Week on Capitol Hill
September 8, 2020

I Never Expected... - PBS American Portrait Submission
December 4, 2020

Read Across America Week - Sara Hightower Regional Library System
March 2021

Tails and Tales Adult Reading Program - Sara Hightower Regional Library System
March 2021

Tails and Tales Kids Virtual Summer Reading Program - Sara Hightower Regional Library System
June 2021



Live Appearances:


Healing Whiskers on The Dee Armstrong Show - WLTZ Columbus, GA
April 6th, 2018


Healing Whiskers on The Dee Armstrong Show - WLTZ Columbus, GA
May 10, 2019

Healing Whiskers on the 6 o'Clock News - WLTZ Columbus, GA
May 10, 2019

Meet Amazing Animal Helpers from "The Dog in the Dentist Chair" - Paraclete Press
April 28, 2020


National Therapy Animal Day Facebook Live - Pet Partners
April 30, 2020



Various Media:

"Another Late Night" Dread X Collection 2 
May 2020

Vincent Painting - The Illustrated Rat a.k.a. Drusilla Kehl
October 2020


#157, #164, #276 - One Year of Rats Project - Kellomatic5000
2020