Hospital Visits Bring Smiles!

DogsBuddyStMHospital On Call teams visit all Madison area hospitals and brighten the day of patients, visitors, and staff. The dogs get constant attention and petting as people share their own animal stories and get a little distraction from their daily routine. Teams often hear, “You made my day!”

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Pet Partner Profile: Jan and Ryder

ProfilePicJanRyderJan is a long-time DOC member with now-retired Pet Partner Griffin, a 14-year-old West Highland White Terrier, and current Pet Partner Ryder, a 10-year-old Cairn Terrier. Jan and Ryder visit at Gilda’s Club, Meriter and Sauk Prairie Hospitals, attend various community events, and are a R.E.A.D. team.

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Volunteering With Your Pet Webinar

Pet PartnersNot a current therapy animal team member but have considered whether it might be a good fit for you and your pet? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about the Pet Partner Therapy Animal Program on Wednesday May 21st 2014 at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (6:45 Mountain, 7:45 Central, 8:45 Eastern).  Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.  Click here to register.  View the technical requirements.

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Dogs On Call Announces R.E.A.D. Workshop

READ LogoDogs On Call will hold our next R.E.A.D. workshop on Sunday, August 9, 2014, from 9-3 at McConnell Hall in Madison.

The cost of the workshop is $20.00 if you will be purchasing a new R.E.A.D. manual.  If you will be sharing a book with another family member, or are already a R.E.A.D team and would like to attend the workshop to “freshen up,” the cost is $5.00.

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Dorm Visits are Back!

Kooper and OliverVisits by Dogs On Call, Inc. teams to UW-Madison dorms are back in full swing!  This popular program brings registered therapy teams to the dorms to visit with students who may be missing pets at home, or who may just be in need of a little furry friendship.  Pictured here are Kooper (Sheltie) and Oliver (Siamese cat), visiting with students this spring at Cole Hall.

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