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 ‘Pets & People Partnering for Success - June 1, 2010’ 

 Shelter Dog Training Program for young people with disabilities to hold graduation 

6/1/2010 | Contact: AACCC, Brooke Taylor, (907) 343-8138 SSG, Becky Braunstein, (907) 561-3785
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Stone Soup Group (SSG) and the Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center (AACCC) have come together to offer pet therapy through shelter dog training for young people. This pilot program is part of SSG’s pet therapy program, Pets & People Partnering for Success, which has worked to develop and promote animal related programs and activities that benefit Alaskans experiencing developmental disabilities and other special needs. These programs foster healthy physical interaction, emotional bonding and social skill development.

“The class is specifically designed so students, with and without disability diagnosis, are able to fully participate. The students learn positive training techniques and achieve success when the dog responds in a positive way and when they see the dogs they worked with get adopted,” says AACCC training volunteer Kathy Broome.

The last training session for the class will be held, Tuesday, June 1, and the public is invited to come watch the students in action with AACCC adoptable dogs! The graduation ceremony will follow on Saturday with the public invited to attend.

Event Details

What: SSG/AACCC Shelter Dog Training – Last Session

Where: AACCC, 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage

When: Tuesday, June 1st, 4:30-5:30pm

What: SSG/AACCC Shelter Dog Training Graduation

Where: AACCC, 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage

When: Saturday, June 8th, 4:30-5:30pm

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