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Pet Partner Evaluation for Dog Visitation in Healthcare

Pet Partners Evaluation for Dog Visitation in Healthcare

The Volunteer Services Office at Summa Health 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 dog visitation volunteer program.

The WAGtime dog visitation program of Summa Health allows teams of trained pet owners and their dogs to visit with various patients and family members at Summa 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. Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluators perform team evaluations.

When:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

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

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 Evaluation: Free

Registration is required!
To register, contact Summa Connections at 1-800-237-8662
by 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Please Note: After registration is completed through Summa, registrants will be contacted by the Volunteer Services office of Summa Health, with further instructions on how to set-up a Pet Partners account for the Evaluation.
 
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 (Ground Floor)
Akron, OH 44309

 
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