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Tails Humane Society is excited to announce the relaunch of our animal assisted activities program, Pawsitive Tails. We are currently seeking exceptional dogs of every breed, age and size to train alongside their owners to become a certified volunteer team in this rewarding program.

Animal assisted activities programs such as Pawsitive Tails are designed to provide opportunities for improving the quality of life for clients through controlled interactions with specially trained dogs and their handlers. Positive interactions with pets have long been shown to have health benefits including stress reduction, lowered blood pressure and an increased sense of general well-being. Simply petting an animal can trigger a release of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which can elevate mood and have lasting positive effects.

The training course and certification testing will be available through Tails Humane Society and taught by Crystal Dollinger, CCBT, CPDT-KA, Professional Trainer and Canine Behavior Specialist at Tails. For dogs and handlers who do not have experience or would like to use the course as a refresher, the first training class will be held on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm: April 21st, May 12th, June 2nd, June 23rd, and will end with certification testing on June 30th. The fee for the course and certification is $95.00. Dogs and handlers with previous animal assisted activities experience or training are welcome to test into the program. The next testing date for certification is June 30th at 2 pm. The cost for testing and the two your certification is $95.00. Training and certification testing will be held at the Tails Training Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road. For more information on the Pawsitive Tails Program or to sign up for the certification test or course, please contact the Program Coordinator, Leah Enderle, at programs@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext. 117.

 

 

 

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Adoption Event at Pawfest 2018

Please join us this Saturday, July 21 from 10:00-5:00 at Paw Lickin' Good's annual fundraiser and anniversary celebration, Pawfest! The event will take place in Paw Lickin' Good's parking lot (2684 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178). There will be fantastic raffle prizes, contests, music, free food and lots more. We will have some amazing, adoptable dogs and puppies at the event that can't wait to meet you! All proceeds will be split between Tails Humane Society and Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue. If you visit Paw Lickin' Good this week, you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and participate in other fundraising contests prior to the event! PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! You can help make a difference in the lives of deserving pets.

Mutt Strut Registration Now Open! 

Click here to check out the event page and register!

 

Last updated 7/19/18