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Pet Partner Evaluation for Dog Visitation in Healthcare

The Volunteer Services Department at Summa Akron City, Summa St. Thomas, and Summa Rehab Hospitals is offering Pet Partners Evaluations to individuals who have completed the pre-requisite Pet Partners training course. Pet Partners certification is required for Summa WAGtime volunteers.

The WAGtime dog program of Summa Health System allows teams of trained pet owners and their dogs to visit with various patients and family members within Summa Akron City, Summa St. Thomas, and Summa Rehab Hospitals. Dog visitation teams have a profound impact on the hospital patients they meet, bringing smiles to their faces and helping to lift their spirits.

About the Evaluation
The Team Evaluation process evaluates the animal/handler team; how well the handler interprets and manages the dog's behavior and how well the dog responds to the handler. The main emphasis being that the dog is under control at all times. This process is the safest way to identify acceptable visiting teams. Team evaluations are performed by Pet Partners-Licensed Team Evaluators.

Register in order to get your pet involved with the WAGtime Program at Summa Health System!

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Summa Akron City Hospital
Idabelle Firestone Building
41 Arch Street - Classroom D
Akron, OH 44309

Register in order to get your dog involved with the WAGtime Program at Summa Health System!

Teams must bring the following: Certificate of Completion for the Pet Partners Training Course, Dog's Inoculation Records, Pet Partner Handler Questionnaire, Grooming Device and Pet Partner approved collar and leash. Evaluations take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Cost of Course: $10
Accepted forms of payment:
Credit Card (Visa, MC, AMEX and Discover) or Check only

To register, contact Summa Connections at
by 12:00p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014
Once you have made your selection, Click on the 'View Cart' link at the top of the page to Checkout. If you would prefer to sign up by phone, please contact us at 1-800-23SUMMA (1-800-237-8662)

Location: Summa Health System -Akron City Idabelle Firestone
41 Arch Street- Classroom D
Akron, OH 44309

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