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2012 Spring Training – Delta Society

by tricia on March 6, 2012

We welcome everyone and every kind of “portable” pet to become comfort teams.

Spring Training Class Schedule

Informational Meeting – No Pets
March 22, 2012, 6:00 PM: Prospective members do not bring your pets. The purpose of this meeting is to share logistics as well as give prospective members a “picture” of therapy pets.

Individual Assessments
March 29, 2012: Starting at 5:45 prospective members will bring their pets individually for an initial assessment. We will provide a “neutral dog”. Each prospective member will be given a private and honest initial assessment of their pet.

Group Classes: April 5 through May 3, 2012, 5:45 PM.

Delta Pet Partners Testing: May 18 and 19, 2012.

Requirements

  • All animals must have veterinary health checks and appropriate vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be 1 year old and you must have owned the dog at least 9 months.
  • Dogs must have basic obedience skills and MUST love to meet strangers.
  • Cats must love to be held by strangers.
  • Other pets must have travel containers.
  • Animals with a history of ANY aggressive behavior may not participate.

Location, Cost, Etc.

Spring classes will be held at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The address is 1400 Clayton Avenue; Tupelo, MS 38804.

The cost for training classes is $15.00 (total). Additional costs will vary according to certification type. Scholarships may be available.

For more information email Jane or call 662-791-1982.

2011 Delta Society Training Information

by tricia on March 21, 2011

Comfort Creatures spring training classes are just around the corner. Classes culminate in evaluations to be registered as Delta Society Pet Partners.

Where: St Luke United Methodist Church Gym, Tupelo
When
Informational Meeting (no animals) – Thursday April 7 5:45 pm
Class – Thursday April 14 5:45 pm
Class – Thursday April 21 5:45 pm
Class – Thursday April 28 5:45 pm
Class – Thursday May 5 5:45 pm
Class – Thursday May 12 5:45 pm

Evaluations – Friday May 20 (probably only after lunch, depending on number of participants)
Evaluations – Saturday May 21 9:00 – 5:00

Note to current Comfort Creatures members

If it’s your year to be re-evaluated, please let me know asap.

I will need volunteers for the classes and on evaluation days, so please let me know if you are available and what dates.

Please let me know what you can do AND if you are being evaluated.

2010 Fall Training Class

by tricia on November 15, 2010

Our fall classes register teams for Love on a Leash. In our Fall 2010 class, we had seven teams who all passed their Control Evaluation. They are now working on their required, supervised 10 hourly visits. Two of the teams already have another dog in our program!

Comfort Creatures Welcomes Two New Delta Teams

by tricia on August 30, 2010

Great news!!! We have TWO new Delta teams!!!!

Jenna Gates and Snickers

Kathy Cook and Maggie

Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Jenna has just moved to Tupelo. Snickers has been a Delta dog for 2 years and went to Birmingham Saturday to get re-evaluated and PASSED!

Kathy and Maggie have joined us in a LOAL class and went to Birmingham with Jenna and PASSED Delta! GREAT job ladies!

Fund Raising and PR Volunteers Needed

by tricia on August 11, 2010

Comfort Creatures is in desperate need for a

FUND RAISING CHAIRMAN!

This is NOT a difficult position and not really time consuming because of ALL the help you will get!

We have members with some wonderful ideas who are very willing to help out!!

We  just need someone to “head” this up!

PLEASE…..I try not to ask for much….BUT this is a must!

We also need a PR chairman…My thoughts are that this could all be the same person! We need to get our name out there!! TV, radio, newspaper, booths at every event we can possibly get in to, etc.

You do not necessarily have to have a therapy dog to hold either position. If you just want to help…WE NEED YOU!

Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions!

Thank you ALL for ALL you do!

Tricia

2009 Paws in the Park

by tricia on October 1, 2009

Comfort Creatures hosted Paws in the Park – a pet-friendly fundraiser with music, refreshments, games, a dog parade and a silent auction – on Saturday, September 26.