Paws Patrol, Inc. was Georgia’s only Delta Society Pet Partners ® affiliate volunteer group, promoting the healing human-animal bond from its inception until 2009. Even though the name and corporation were retired due to lack of funds to pay staff when I retired as director, many of us are still proud to continue our chosen volunteer path for those who need us. We accompany our animal teammates to visit those who are lonely, ill or disabled. Through their unconditional love and acceptance, the animals have brought smiles to autistic children’s faces, affection to lonely people in nursing homes, and the will to interact to the disabled.
We are proud to represent the Delta Society ®, a non-profit organization and the leading authority in Animal Assisted Activity and Therapy development. The Pet Partners ® program tests and registers human-animal teams, qualifying them to serve in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and treatment centers. Both the animals and the volunteers must be trained, screened and pass a 22 part evaluation from a licensed evaluator prior to taking part in AAA/AAT. Evaluations are required every two years to assure our clients that we are willing to do whatever it takes to prove that we represent the best of the best of the best! The Delta Society ® is the only registry accepted at PhoebePutneyMemorialHospitaland PalmyraMedicalCenters.
Paws Patrol was named Volunteer Albany Non-Profit Group of the Year in 2006, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year in 2008.
For information on how to become a Delta Society Pet Partners ® team, contact Marty Harris, licensed team evaluator and instructor at 229 883-9411, or 229 395-9604, email@example.com
For more information about the Delta Society ®, go to www.deltasociety.org