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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DOC helps out at WPT’s “Shelter Me” Pledge Drive with Patricia McConnell

PBS Group Shot2Three Dogs On Call handlers and their adopted dogs (Briana & Gerry, Jen & Eva, and Karen & Raider) participated in the pledge breaks during Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) broadcast of “Shelter Me.” The program highlighted pets from shelters and rescues whose lives have changed and changed the lives of their rescuers. During the breaks, animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell talked with the DOC handlers about how their dogs were adopted and what activities they do with DOC. Liz, another DOC representative, was there, too, to tell a little about the Dogs On Call organization. It was a fun event and a successful night of fundraising for WPT!

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