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TheraPets Training Workshop May 2023

  • Date: 5/6/2023
    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location: ARL Main; Blumenthal Training Center
    5452 NE 22nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
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TheraPets group

Learn how to become a volunteer TheraPets Team with your pet; join us at this upcoming TheraPets Training Workshop*! 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Responsibilities and expectations of an ARL TheraPets volunteer 
  • Qualities needed to be a therapy animal
  • The different facilities/populations we visit and how to prepare for/conduct a visit
  • Ways to ensure your pet's safety, physical & mental well-being while volunteering
  • Techniques for mutually beneficial interactions
  • The exercises included in the TheraPets Team Assessment
    ....and so much more!

This workshop is for humans only and registration is required. 

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).


*Attending a training workshop is an ARL TheraPets program requirement.