Toto was among friends, some of them furry, at the recent Barktoberfest at Ritz Charles to benefit TheraPets of Indiana, Inc., a non-profit that provides animal-assisted therapy to people of all ages in hospitals, retirement/nursing homes, disaster areas, schools and workplaces. Nationally-syndicated Pet Pals TV host Patty Spitler was the master of ceremonies and shared her love of animals and passion for this organization to kick off the event. Among the hundreds of guests, a few of the 20-plus working therapy dogs were also in attendance. To learn more about TheraPets of Indiana, Inc. and support its mission, visit therapetsofindiana.org. (Pictures by Julie Osborne) Follow Toto and Oz’s adventures on their blog: JulieOsborne.com.