Teams are all volunteers working without remuneration. A team consists of a personal pet dog and a trained and certified handler. Our only request is that parking be provided free of charge in a parking lot that is close to the location of the event. Please look at the "About" tab for instructions on how to arrange parking and the Rules to follow during events.
College Dogs bring smiles and warm furry hugs to college and university campuses,(2 to 5 times per week) as well as campus family housing, in the Seattle Metropolitan area. The four-legged stress relievers are all certified/registered THERAPY DOGS accompanied by their trained handlers. Each team member carries liability insurance.
Dogs are LIVE ANIMALS, we have developed our program to ensure safe handling practices:we ask that NO OTHER ANIMALS be present during scheduled visits. (we certainly will accommodate someone using a service dog)
In addition to our visits to residence Halls, various Schools "of" (Medicine,Law, Business and Pharmacy), College Dogs also visit in every facet of campus life when needed- we have responded following serious campus events, and many teams are on call for emergency response. Please feel free to contact Laurie Hardman (email@example.com, 206-363-3004)at any time should a special need arise.
All the petting is pretty intense for our therapy dogs. Consequently, we have decided to change the length of our visits back to one hour and all dogs are on leash for the length of the visit. We can occasionally flex for special events and schedule additional teams.
We look forward to working with you for your event!
Teams:If you are planning on attending an event, please make sure you have RSVP'd with Laurie,
Leila(firstname.lastname@example.org) & Ed(email@example.com)in order to get your directions/parking instructions. Otherwise, parking may not be guaranteed for you.
Given the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic; College Dogs is doing it's best to schedule visits again,
starting late January, 2022.
We are scheduling dates with the full realization that due to the level of outbreak in our
communities, we might not be able to actually do any given particular event.
We may not know until close to the date of any such scheduled visit,
Realistically, as of the 2nd week of January, 2022, it's likely that we will not be able to do any visits until late February/March.
We have begun to book those dates.
We will consider opening up visits more widely should the covid situation allow,
and ask that Coordinators requesting events keep in touch with us.
A few of our teams retired during pandemic,so we will do our best with every request we receive.
Please follow all health recommendations and orders - stay safe, and we'll get through this!
Laurie Hardman and the teams of College Dogs