REDDING, CA will host American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing on March 15, 2014 starting promptly at 10 am.
REDDING, CA The next ITDI evaluations are April 19, 2014 at 9am. You must provide Proof of CGC prior to scheduling your evaluation.
REDDING, CA Pawsitive Training Center will offer a four week therapy dog training class starting in mid-March 2014.
For more info on taking the CGC, therapy dog training classes or ITDI evaluations contact:
Marty Strausbaugh KPA-CTP - Pawsitive Training Center - (530) 945-DOGS (3647)
SAN DIEGO, CA The next ITDI evaluations are April 12, 2014 starting at 10:00am.
Evaluations will be held at University Towne Center, San Diego, CA.
You must provide Proof of CGC prior to scheduling your evaluation.
To schedule your evaluation contact Carol Harris via firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know ITD, Inc. is one of the only therapy dog organizations with no mimimum age? Read all about this on our Membership page!
'DOG-LESS' MEMBERSHIP are available only with ITD, Inc. - find out how you can apply for 'dog-less' membership on our Membership page.
Letter of Appreciation from Alvarado Parkway Institute - Behavioral Health Systems, San Diego, CA
Thanks to all our Teams who visit monthly at the University Avenue, San Diego API Institute.
Letter of Appreciation from Promise Hospital, San Diego, CA
Papillon Marlee and her owner/handler Pat are a huge success at Promise Hospital, a Behavioral Health Unit in San Diego. These special residents need all the smiles they can get and Marlee the Magnificant is always up to this task.
Catherine Rodriguez and her dog Honey Bear are one of the many ITD, Inc. therapy dog Teams. In addition, Honey Bear is Catherine's Service Dog. This video shows the wonderful bond between these two.
Watch the video: http://www.cbs8.com/story/15084998/womans-best-friend?clienttype=printable&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6052937
09 SEPTEMBER 2011 Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc. is recognized as one of AKC's therapy dog organizations.
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - They say in life you have to ask for what you want, and that's just what a Virginia boy suffering from epilepsy did when he needed a life-saving service dog.
Seven-year-old Evan Moss dreamed up an idea that was bigger than life. He suffers from epilepsy, and needed to come up with $13,000 to buy himself a service dog that will alert his parents when he has a life-threatening seizure.
So Evan wrote a book about the dog he needed, and the money and compassion came pouring in from across the country.
Sandy Storrie lives in Clairemont and when she saw Evan's story on News 8, she immediately picked up the phone and arranged to get the boy his own service dog free of charge.
"I don't know, it's hard to describe, it was just like something clicked and I was like, I'm on this," she said...(read more).
In 2008, Colman initiated an effort to increase the number of therapy dog Teams in San Diego county. Working through an international, non-profit organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registering therapy dogs and their handlers to visit nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions she organized and promoted therapy dog evaluations by opening up her residence to hold the certification tests. Because of her work there over 100 more therapy dog Teams in San Diego county.
In April of 2009, she coordinated a Chldren Reading to the Dogs program that gives students the opportunity to read to dogs, allowing the children to learn how to read and also reducing their stress by the presence of the therapy dogs. As she looked to expand her efforts, Shirley started “Event Dogs" as a simple mailing list to staff many more therapy dog events with therapy dog Teams of any current registry. It’s currently known as “List Srv 4 Therapy Dog Teams” and it acts as a list server for various volunteer registered therapy dog Team events around the county. She also organized successful De-Stress Fests for UCSD students, faculty and staff members as well as other venues. Through her work, many people benefit from therapy dog visits, reading programs and various activities.
Because of her dedication to assisting others through therapy dogs, Colman will receive the 10News Leadership Award on Wednesday May 19 in the category of “Volunteerism and Community Action.” Watch 10News Live at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 for the presentation of the award.
Article provided by OurCity San Diego
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