Southampton Hospital Offers Therapy Dog Handler Course May 2

Therapy dogs provide comfort and bring cheer.
Therapy dogs provide comfort and bring cheer. Photo credit: Ron Chapple studios/Hemera/Thinkstock

The Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Course is being offered this Saturday for humans who would like to be part of the Angel on a Leash Southampton Hospital Therapy Dog Program.

Angel on a Leash promotes the role of the human-animal bond in enhancing human health and quality of life. Dogs and their handlers are certified through Pet Partners, a nonprofit organization that trains animals and handlers for assisted therapy programs nationwide.

The class is for humans only. The cost is $100 for the public and $70 for hospital staff. Admission includes a handbook, additional handouts, coffee, tea and snacks.

The class will be held between 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Hall, 235 Herrick Road, Southampton Village.

To register, contact Debbie Mays at [email protected] or 646-469-8543.

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