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TheraPets Training Workshop

  • Date: 3/2/2019
    Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location: ARL Main; Blumenthal Training Center
    5452 NE 22nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
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therapets group

The ARL's TheraPets program certifies a pet and their owner/handler, as a team, to comfort and put a smile on the faces of those they meet. After becoming certified, the TheraPets coordinator works to place the team with a participating local facility where they are needed and will be welcomed.

Become a volunteer TheraPets Team with your pet; join us at this upcoming TheraPets Training Workshop! 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Definitions related to pet therapy
  • Qualities needed to succeed
  • Responsibilities of a TheraPets volunteer 
  • The different types of people we serve 
  • How to prepare for and conduct a visit
  • The exercises included in the TheraPets Team Assessment
    ....and so much more!

The TheraPets Training Workshop is held in our Blumenthal Training Center at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA (map).