Reporters from CNY Central’s NBC3 stopped by PAWS of CNY’s recent pet therapy evaluations at The Barking Orange to better understand what it takes to become a certified PAWS of CNY therapy pet volunteer, and the ideal qualities interested members of the community should look for in their own pets. Watch the video below to learn more.[Read more…]
Pet Therapy Evaluations
PAWS of CNY, Inc., Central New York’s largest non-profit provider of pet-assisted wellness services, will be holding free therapy dog evaluations by appointment only at The Barking Orange on Saturday, January 26. Individuals interested in certifying their dog or cat to participate in PAWS of CNY’s pet therapy program are encouraged to submit an application to PAWS of CNY and book an appointment. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an evaluation.
Pet therapy has quickly become a recognized form of emotional support in a broad array of settings that has proven benefits for community members of all ages. In 1999 when PAWS of CNY, Inc. was founded (formerly as Sunshine Friends, Inc.), a small number of our volunteers brought their dogs and cats to one local hospital and a small group of nursing homes—but only after convincing facility administrators of the potential benefits of pet therapy interactions.
On Sunday, November 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. PAWS of CNY will be holding its annual Barnes & Noble bookfair fundraiser at the Barnes & Noble in Clay, located at 3956 RT 31. This event has become a holiday tradition and is instrumental in our annual fundraising efforts.