Activities: Volunteers bring their dogs to visit with the residents of the facility.
Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely and makes it easier for two strangers to talk. Visiting with volunteers and their pets brightens the day for the residents of this facility.
Notes: - You must bring an updated print out (paper copy) of your dog's updated rabies vaccine for White Oak Manor to keep on file in order to participate.
- this facility follows the strict HIPPA privacy laws, VOLUNTEERS CAN NOT TAKE PHOTOS OF RESIDENTS OR POST THEM ON-LINE (twitter, Facebook, snapchat, instagram, etc.)
- This project is specifically for dogs. The pets don't need any special training or certification. They should be friendly, get along with other dogs and prepared to receive a lot of attention and praise.
- For some suggestions to see if your pet would be a good fit for this project, please visit www.tdi-dog.org (therapy dog international website); look at the page for TDI Testing Requirements.
-Please no choke collars, residents can get their hands caught and their skin is very weak. Retractable leashes are also not recommended.
Note for Families: Children are welcome to attend this event with a parent. We are not a non-profit organization and don't track hours for children. It is your responsibility to make sure this service qualifies for any required community service hours for school or other organizations like Scouts.
About the Organization This project takes place at a 180 bed nursing home in the Cotswold Neighborhood.