Hudson Valley Humane Society
Visiting Pet Program
Do you have a calm, friendly dog, cat, bird, rabbit or other pet? Are you interested in making visits to local nursing homes, schools, hospitals, and other facilities?
If so, give us a call at 845-267-8795 or e-mail us at HVHSPCA@optonline.net
PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST OF OUR PROGRAMS FILL UP VERY QUICKLY! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PARTICULAR PROGRAM, SIGN UP EARLY!
Please check our home page for weather conditions at our campus.
2009 TRAINING CALENDAR
April 18 – Saturday – DELTA EVALUATION - Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, NJ
Click here to download the evaluation registration form.
April 29 - May 27 - Evening class, 7 - 9 PM -- DELTA PET PARTNERS WORKSHOP, Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
May 16-17 - Saturday-Sunday – DELTA PET PARTNERS WORKSHOP – 9 am - 5 pm, Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
May 30 – Saturday – DELTA EVALUATION – Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, NJ
June 20 - Reading Education Assistance Dog Workshop, 8:45 am - 2:00 PM, Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
September 12-13 – Saturday-Sunday – DELTA PET PARTNERS WORKSHOP – 9 am - 5 pm, Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
October 4 – Sunday - possible ATTS Temperament Test – Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
October 17 – Saturday
– DELTA EVALUATION – Immaculate
Heart Academy, Washington Township, NJ
October 18 - Reading Education Assistance Dog Workshop, 8:45 am - 2:00 PM, Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program classroom, Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
To register for any of the 2009 Delta Training classes, please download and complete the following form: deltaworkshopapplicationform-generic.pdf
To register for either of the 2009 Reading Education Assistance Dog training sessions in 2009, please download and complete the following form: READregistrationform2009.pdf
WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL FOR ALL REGISTRATION FEES!
1) Download the appropriate registration forms above and complete them first to determine the amount you will need to pay for the workshop you are taking.
2) Return to this page and click on the PayPal button below and enter the amount due. In the memo field in PayPal be sure to indicate your name and the workshop you are paying for (title and date).
3) You will need to mail your workshop registration form to our office after submitting payment on line. If you prefer to pay by check, please follow the instructions on the registration form.
Having an obedient dog is a big part of passing the Delta evaluation. If you feel you and your dog could benefit from some basic obedience training or would like a refresher course, please click HERE to see a list of trainers associated with our group.
NEXT DELTA TRAINING WORKSHOP:
May 16 & 17, 2009
2 Day Workshop at our Valley Cottage Campus
The Delta Society Pet Partner® handler training workshop is a two day workshop to prepare prospective volunteers to
visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities with their dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and other domestic pets.
Our members have been visiting nursing homes, assisted living homes, day programs, schools, and hospitals throughout the Rockland and North Bergen County since 1993.
Delta Society is a national organization that trains, screens, and insures volunteers and their pets for Animal Assisted Therapy. Over 6,400 Delta Pet Partner teams now operate in all 50 states and five countries, brightening the lives of nearly a million people each year.
“The handler training is what sets Delta Society apart from other organizations,” says program director Dolores Schaub. “The workshop is for people, not their pets, and we cover everything from the traits that make an animal suitable for pet therapy to training techniques, how to organize a visit, what to bring on visits, how to work with facility staff, and how to make this activity rewarding for all concerned. Delta Society accepts calm, friendly, healthy domestic pets of every description. All breeds, including mixed breeds, are welcome.”
To register for our two day workshop, scroll up and download the registration form on this page. Those taking a Delta workshop will receive a discounted registration fee on our upcoming R.E.A.D. training workshops. Please send an e-mail to us if you are interested. HVHSVisitingPets@aol.com
FOR HINTS AND IMPORTANT REMINDERS ON TAKING THE DELTA EVALUATION, CLICK HERE.
If you have questions about animal assisted therapy, becoming a member of our group or what training is involved for you and your dog or other pet, please see our FAQ's by clicking below.