Comfort Caring Canines, Therapy Dogs, Inc.
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Comfort Caring Canines (CCC) held their awards luncheon to honor 10, 15 and 20 year members and to celebrate their many accomplishments during 2016. The event included approximately 45 attendees. In addition, 16 of the organization’s certified therapy dogs were also in attendance.
CCC arranged to have member, Barbara Harding, DVM, present on canine first aid and CRP. She is one of the veterinarians at Quakertown Vet Clinic with approximately 30 years of experience. Barbara shared a thorough presentation while fostering an interactive session where members could ask questions gaining valuable knowledge on how to handle emergency type situations. Attendees also learned ways to better understand their dogs and identify warning signs early on.
Due to increased public awareness about the benefits of pet therapy, CCC has seen a significant increase in their membership and the number of visit requests from hospitals, nursing homes and schools. CCC has taken a thoughtful approach to dealing with the increased demands without jeopardizing the quality of their handler teams. The organization began offering online orientations, increased certification test offerings and partnered with K9Jym, Deb Lipartito and Nicole Larocco-Skeehan of Philly Unleashed to offer comprehensive therapy dog prep classes to help prepare handlers for what they will experience on visits.
Click here to see additional pictures of the event. If you have questions about therapy dogs visits or would like to have your dog certified, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: (left) Some of the CCC members and their certified dogs. (Right) Great Danes Trixie (black and white) and Tank (blue) have an impromptu training session from a future trainer. Click here for additional Pictures.