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K-9's For Compassion

A Delta Society Pet Partner Program

 

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2009 Calendars Available!  Email us at the contact link above or call 330-534-2001 to get yours!

NEW!!! Our 2009 Calendars are available - if you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Katie Costello. These are very nice, high quality calendars featuring the animals in our program. The calendars are our main fundraiser of the year. Thanks for your support!

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K-9's for Compassion Mission Statement

To provide animal assisted activity and animal assisted therapy for the mental and psychological healing of persons in health care organizations and educational programs. Through interaction between animals and people, an increased positive psycho-social sense of well being will be provided through sharing, caring and compassion.     

 

 

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What is Delta Society?

Delta Society is a not-for-profit organization supported by tax deductible contributions.  It was started in 1977 to promote animals helping people to improve their health, independence, and quality of life.  Their mission is to promote mutually beneficial relationships with animals to improve people's health, independence, and quality of life.  Their vision is a world in which people are healthier and happier because of companion, therapy and service animals who share their everyday lives.  A link to their website is at the top of this page.

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What is K-9's for Compassion?

K-9's for Compassion is a Delta Society Pet Partners Program, based after RX: Dog Love in Akron, Ohio.

Through careful evaluations of animal/handler teams by Delta Society Licensed Animal Evaluators, veterinary screening, and a Team Training Course, we can ensure that people and animals are prepared to go into hospitals, rehabilitation centers, prisons, schools, and nursing homes. 
 
Carefully screened animals visit at area Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and give school presentations to teach about the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community, bite prevention, and careers with animals. We also do a lot of civic speaking to area groups.
 

 

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For more information:

If you would like more information about K-9's for Compassion  or to volunteer, please call 330-534-2001 (please leave a message) or email us using the link at the top of the page. 
 
We currently visit at:
bulletSt. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio
bulletSt. Joseph Health Center in Warren, Ohio
bulletCarrington South Healthcare Center in Youngstown, Ohio
bulletPark Vista Retirement Community in Youngstown, Ohio
bulletPotential Development Program, Inc. in Yougstown, Ohio
bulletLaurie Ann Nursing Home and Allan Dell Assisted Living in Newton Falls, Ohio
bulletHumility House in Austintown, Ohio
bulletGracewoods Senior Living in Niles, Ohio
bulletMeadowbrook Manor in Fowler, Ohio
bulletCortland Nursing Center in Cortland, Ohio
bulletWhispering Pines in Salem, Ohio
bulletClare Bridge in Austintown, Ohio
bulletWoodlands at Austinwoods in Austintown, Ohio
bulletHampton Woods in Boardman, Ohio
bulletGlenellen in Boardman, Ohio
bulletEaster Seals of Mahoning County in Youngstown, Ohio
bulletEaster Seals of Trumbull County in Warren, Ohio

We are also active in the Paws To Read program at the Hubbard Public Library.

All animals visit approximately one hour a week at their chosen facility.  We also provide education programs to local schools and other community organizations.

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