PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained loving pet. Therapy teams consist of one volunteer and one pet who have both completed rigorous training and testing. Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs including eldercare, psychiatric support, developmental disabilities, literacy skills development and many more. Pre-registration required: Online: www.pawsforpeople.org or call 302-351-5622 for more information.
Training sessions are as follows:
Kennett Square: 147 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. Mondays, June 11th (Orientation) & 25th (Training) from 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM. Both sessions required.
Newark, DE: 703 Dawson Dr. Newark, DE 19713. Wednesdays, June 6th (Orientation) & 20th (Training) from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Both sessions required.
Hockessin/Wilmington: Orientation is Saturday, June 9th from 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM at Cokesbury Village- 726 Loveville Rd. Hockessin, DE 19707. Training is Saturday, June 23rd from 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM at Cadia Rehab Silverside- 3322 Silverside Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803. Both sessions required.
Millsboro, DE: 28417 DuPont Blvd. Millsboro, DE 19966. Orientation is Saturday, June 2nd and training is Saturday, June 16th from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Both sessions required.