Wednesday, June 2, 2010

We're now official!

Last week I received my badge from the Delta Society. Now Kendall and I are officially registered as a Pet Partner therapy team. I did some visiting of some facilities around us to find us a place to start visiting. I went to one that had a wonderful program in place and already had a couple of Pet Partner teams coming in to do visits weekly. The nursing home where I decided that we're going to do our volunteering is one that doesn't currently have any teams visiting and is quite a large facility. I thought that their residents might benefit a bit more from having us visit.

Our first visit is Thursday! I went today for a tour and to meet some of the staff. I'm on my own on Thursday. I don't know exactly what that's going to be like, but my plan is to just go in and let Kendall sniff around and get comfortable with the place. It'll probably be a very short visit. I did meet a nice woman today who loves dogs. We'll be sure to stop and say hi to her.

We're going to visit twice a month for the next six months and see how it goes. I'm excited but a bit unsure. I'm sure I'll have lots to pass along.

1 comment:

Love My Cavaliers said...

How exciting for you. Be sure to let us know how you go. I guess you won't be able to take photos at first because you'll be busy getting the sense of how to go about it, but maybe later we'd love to see how it all goes for you. Kendall will be very serene I'm sure and very calming for the souls who reside in the retirement place you'll be visiting.

Pets and children bring back years of joy and happiness and love to those who can longer venture out alone.

All the best.