Velma's Blog

Dog Therapy in classrooms and public places

The media appears to be including stories of the many benefits of pets, especially dogs. A recent news story was about Bentley, a lovely mini Poodle helping to de-stress commuters on public trains in the NSW. Other news stories this week show dogs helping children to relax returning to the school environment after a public holiday break. These great news stories of course comes to no surprise to anyone w

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Want To Take Your Pet To Work? Pet Therapy Courses

There is unlimited evidence and studies of what us pet lovers have always known. Pets enhance our lives! If you have a profession in which a pet will enhance your work, we have a perfect course or workshop for you. Our courses and workshops are perfect for all therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, doctors, nurses, carers, teachers, teaching assistants, ministers, shop workers... and anyone wa

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Easy Dog Training using Love, Fun and Dog Psychology eBook

Unique, fun, educational, family friendly dog training book now available! Why unique? Because the co-author is Fleur, a Standard Poodle! Fleur explains how dogs think and feel about what we say and do around them. All profits from this eBook are donated to not-for-profits. 50% is donated to Velma’s Pets As Therapy registered charity. 50% is donated to the veterinarian and food costs for rescued anima

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Seeking Pets As Therapy volunteers – Active seniors welcome!

Wonderful news! Our health care facilities are starting to invite us back after lock down to offer our valuable Pets As Therapy service. We are now seeking volunteers especially in the following areas of Sydney, NSW. Hornsby, Castle Hill, Pennant Hills, Northern Beaches, Liverpool and the inner city. We are seeking compassionate, reliable, people who are healthy enough to walk around a nursing home or hospit

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Merry Christmas To All Our Pets As Therapy Volunteers and Supporters

Wishing each and everyone of you, and your 2 and 4 legged loved ones, a fabulous Christmas day for those of you who are celebrating. Taking this opportunity to say how deeply I appreciate your support and / or volunteering with our charity and hopefully, it won't be too long, before we are clear of COVID and we can once again be able to offer our valuable and amazing community service to all health care facilities

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