Tucson – Volunteering with your Dog Classesby Karyn Zoldan on Sep. 10, 2012, under Animal Events, Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Volunteering with your Dog
from the press release
Most people who know Handi-Dogs know about our Service Dog training – dogs that help people with disabilities live more independent lives. What some don’t know is that Handi-Dogs also helps train dogs with people who are interested in becoming therapy dog volunteers.
Therapy dogs are people’s pets, which after intensive screening are deemed appropriate by a registering organization to bring joy and comfort to others in places where pets traditionally are not allowed such as hospitals, assisted-living, hospice, and domestic violence shelters. Additionally, they can help children learn to read at schools and libraries through Read-to-the-Dog programs.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about whether this type of volunteer service is for you and your dog, please check out:
Free Therapy Dog Information Session
Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 to 7 pm
Place: Handi-Dogs, 75 S. Montego Dr., Tucson 85710
RSVPs not required, but appreciated. Call 326-3412 or email Service@Handi-Dogs.org
Also: Handi-Dogs will be offering a NEW 7-week class starting on Thursday, October 4 from 6 – 8:15 pm. The class will be a Therapy Dog Skills Training / Pet Partners Handler Combination Class. Learn more by visiting our website. Pet Partners (formerly known as Delta Society) is a national organization which registers therapy dogs and their handlers.