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.