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Pet Partners Evaluation for Dog Visitation in Healthcare

The Volunteer Services Office at Summa Health is offering Pet Partners Evaluations to individuals who have completed the pre-requisite Pet Partners training course. Pet Partners certification is required for Summa WAGtime dog visitation volunteer program.

The WAGtime dog visitation program of Summa Health allows teams of trained pet owners and their dogs to visit with various patients and family members at Summa hospitals. Dog visitation teams have a profound impact on the hospital patients they meet, bringing smiles to their faces and helping to lift their spirits.

About the Evaluation

The Team Evaluation process evaluates the animal/handler team; how well the handler interprets and manages the dog's behavior and how well the dog responds to the handler. The main emphasis being that the dog is under control at all times. This process is the safest way to identify acceptable visiting teams. Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluators perform team evaluations.

When:  Saturday, October 1st and November 12th, 2016 9:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Register in order to get your dog involved with the WAGtime Program at Summa Health!

Teams must bring the following: Certificate of Completion for the Pet Partners Training Course or current Pet Partners ID Badge, Dog's Inoculation Records, Pet Partner Handler Questionnaire, grooming device and Pet Partner approved collar and leash. Evaluations take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  If you have questions about the requirements of the program, please contact Volunteer Services at (330) 375-3247.

Cost of Evaluation: Free

Registration is required!

For the Saturday, October 1st Evaluation please register by Wednesday, September 28th 2016

For the Saturday November 12th Evaluation please register by Wednesday, November 9th 2016.

If you have difficulty registering please call Summa Health at (800) 237-8662 for assistance.

Please Note: After registration is completed through Summa, registrants will be contacted by the Volunteer Services office of Summa Health, with further instructions on how to set-up a Pet Partners account for the Evaluation.

Once you have registered with Summa Health, you must also visit: to create an account and register for the course there as well.  If you need assistance with this process, please call (330) 375-3792 or email for step by step instructions.

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