Thank you to everyone for making our 1st pet Therapy Day at KGH a success.
We would like to thank all of the following for their help, support and efforts in making this a great event:
Bonne Belle Photography
Sparkles the Caring Clown
Ken Zarr- KGH Volunteer Services
Along with all the volunteers and their furry counterparts.
We are hoping to make this an annual Event!
FortisBC staff had the opportunity to share their lunch hour with our members and their furry volunteers in the courtyard of their Springfield Office. Both the FortisBC Staff and the dogs enjoyed a beautiful afternoon visit. It was such a success that FortisBC will be looking to have our Society return for another visit in the near future
Dogs in attendance were Jilly,(Australian Labradoodle) Walter,(Brewer Yorkie) Wilson,(GoldenDoodle) Tobi and Elli,(Pembroke Welsh Corgis)
Pets and People would graciously like to thank the Staff at FortisBC for their generous donation to our program
OUR FURRY VOLUNTEERS VISIT OKANAGAN COLLEGE
We visited Okanagan College for Pet Paws Day Thursday Dec 6th – Members and their furry volunteers came in their best Christmas outfits to share some joy for the hardworking students. See the video as posted on KelownaNow.com
Our Society Dog Ambassadors were on hand at Kelowna Airport to help welcome the 2 millionth passenger. Read the story here: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Video/VIDEO_2_millionth_passenger_of_the_year_at_YLW/
The Dog Ambassador program, at Kelowna Airport was started last year and now eight handlers and their dogs have been certified as Ambassadors to provide pet therapy to travellers arriving or departing from Kelowna Airport.
YLW 2 millionth passenger arrival
Dog Ambassadors on duty at YLW
February 7th was Okanagan College’s Stress Busters Event.
Our members were on hand to help students relieve stress during Mid Term Exams. Along with the many other activities, 8 of our furry Volunteers kept students happy.
Enjoying all the attention from the students were
Chester, Luna, Pierce, Finnegan, Mandy, Rose, Tobi and Elli.
Okanagan College Students enjoyed visiting with all the dogs over their lunchbreak.
Our furry volunteers will be back to visit with Okanagan College Students in early March and April .
See article here https://www.kelownacapnews.com/community/okanagan-college-goes-to-the-dogs/
SOME OF FEATURED VOLUNTEERS
We are looking to start some of our Pet Therapy Programs this fall with protocols in place.
We hope to accept new members later on in the fall too. If you are interested in joining us with your furry friend, please use the contact form on our website to get in touch with us.