Rhonda & “Darlin’ Daphne” Herbert – Salem, Oregon
“Darlin’ Daphne”  Certified Therapy Dog
Traveling Miles and Bringing Smiles to Hearts and Faces in All of these Places!
  • Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®
  • Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
  • West Valley Hospital – Dallas, OR
  • Willamette Vital Health
    Camp Mighty Oaks For Children & Families
  • Oregon State Hospital
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Memory Care Facilities
  • 911 Call Center
 Darlin’ Daphne’s Pet Partners
  • Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties
  • Salem – Keizer Public Schools
  • South Salem High School
    – Destress Fest Event
  • Animal Assisted Crisis Response(Pet Partners)
  • Read To Me Program(Pet Partners)
  • Church At The Park(Family Shelter)
  • K9 Corps
Teaching Healing Loving

“As a certified pet therapy team, we walk hospital corridors, sit beside anxious children, and offer silent companionship to those who need it most. Daphne’s eyes hold stories—the laughter she’s witnessed, the tears she’s absorbed, and the quiet moments of healing.

We’ve learned that love wears many fur coats. Daphne, with her velvety ears and soulful eyes, reminds us daily: kindness transcends species. And so, we continue our privilege and honor—to touch lives, one paw at a time.

May Daphne’s pawprints forever grace the hearts of those she meets. 🐾❤️” — Rhonda Herbert

Boys & Girls Club Dental Clinic — May 14, 2024
Knudson Branch – Salem, OR

National Therapy Animal Day Proclamation – April 30th, 2024
Salem Mayor & City Council

Salem Mayor Chris Hoy and City Council Woman Linda Nishioka present the National Therapy Animal Day Proclamation to
Rhonda Herbert and Darlin’ Daphne.

“Good Evening everyone! My name is Rhonda Herbert, and this is my partner, Daphne. Inspired by a love for animals and a desire to make a positive impact, we became a certified pet therapy team through Pet Partners.

Tonight, Daphne and I are thrilled and honored to accept the
National Animal Therapy Day Proclamation in Salem, Oregon.

This proclamation is not just for us — it’s for ALL the dedicated animal therapy teams right here in our city and across the nation. These remarkable teams bring comfort, joy, and healing to those in need. From loyal dogs to patient cats, gentle horses, and every other furry companion, past and present, who has made a difference… We stand Together.

Together, we create a brighter, more compassionate world — one paw at a time. Thank you to Stacy Simmons, Mayor Hoy, and Counselor Nishioka, for recognizing the vital work of animal therapy teams. Thank you to all who believe in the healing power of animals.

Thank you so much and have a good evening.” — Rhonda Herbert

“Pledge For Peace” Event
Sponsored by Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

Marion County Child Abuse Prevention Month Car Parade
April 5, 2024