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TheraPets Training Workshop February 2024

  • Date: 2/17/2024
    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location: DMAS Campus; Multipurpose Room
    1441 Harriet St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
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TheraPets group

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

Topics to be covered include:

  • Definitions related to Animal Assisted Interventions
  • The qualities needed to be a successful therapy animal team
  • Responsibilities and expectations of an ARL TheraPets volunteer 
  • The facilities/populations we serve and how to prepare for/conduct a visit
  • Ways to ensure your pet's safety, physical and mental well-being while volunteering
  • Techniques for mutually beneficial interactions
  • Review of the TheraPets Team Assessment
    ....and much more!

TheraPets Training Workshop is for humans only and registration is required. 

This Workshop will be held at ARL's Des Moines Animal Services Campus - 1441 Harriet Street, Des Moines (map)


*Attending training workshop is an ARL TheraPets program requirement