HOW TO BECOME A THERAPY DOG
Conneaut Lake Bark Park
Paws Hand Delivered (“PHD”) began in 1995 with just four canine-therapy teams. Currently there are over 75 registered therapy dogs working with 65 owner/handlers throughout the community.
PHD provides services to local nursing homes, retirement communities, memory support programs, the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Center and many other local organizations.
There are many additional ways we can provide companionship to individuals in the community in addition to nursing home visits. We presently work with library reading programs, services to autistic and special needs students and companionship to adult dependent individuals.
PHD evaluates, tests, qualifies and supports therapy dogs for the purpose of giving loving and empathic support in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other facilities.
PHD is committed to sharing the love and joy their dogs bring with those, who for reasons beyond their control, can no longer have a dog of their own. PHD brings the health benefits and unconditional love and joy only a dog can bring to their doorsteps.
Our Paws Hand D elivered teams receive assessment, instruction and qualification from certified testers working with the Conneaut Lake Bark Park. Therapy Dogs, Inc. (www.therapydogs.com) provides the registration and insurance support required to ensure the continued success of canine assisted therapy locally and across the country. Together, the Conneaut Lake Bark Park and Paws Hand Delivered strive to satisfy the growing demand in our area from organizations that value this precious gift and community service. Our goal is to have enough qualified teams that we never have to deny a visit request for lack of an available team.