Northland Veterinary Services

8560 Topper Road
Iron River, WI 54847


What is Lake Superior Paws for Love?

Lake Superior Paws for Love (LSPFL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 community based animal service organization established in 1994. Dedicated to promoting the bond between people and animals through service, therapy, and education. LSPFL serves the Northwest Wisconsin area. All services provided by LSPFL are free of charge and are staffed and operated by volunteers.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

We all know how animals help to improve the quality of life. Using this concept, we take family pets to visit nursing homes, treatment centers, schools, hospitals, and other locations where people may benefit from such visits. The carefully screened goodwill ambassadors help to lift the spirits of those who may not have much to look forward to or smile about

How are the animals certified for therapy work?

All animals participating in visits are carefully screened and tested. Dogs must pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and are tested by area animal behaviorists.

Some pet Owners choose to become certified teams  through the National Organizations "Pet Partners" in order to become visitors at certain facilities in our area. (

Do I need a pet to join Lake Superior Paws For Love?

NO! You do not need an animal to join! LSPFL membership is open to anyone with an interest in animal education, animal assisted therapy, and service. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

Other Services Provided

LSPFL is capable of providing a broad range of educational programs such as:

  • Spay/Neuter information and assistance
  • Bite Prevention Education
  • Pet security deposit loan program for those in housing through local housing authorities.


For more information about...

  • Memberships
  • Visits from our Therapy Assistance Pets
  • T-Shirt and tote bag orders
  • Educational Programming
  • Other services we can provide

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Write us at:

Lake Superior Paws For Love

PO Box 963

Ashland, WI 54806

Email us at:

Or call:

Cathy @ 715-292-3966(textable)

Donations are always welcome!