Youth/Dog

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Joan Dalton
(503) 697-0623
project_pooch@yahoo.com



Project POOCH, Inc.
P.O. Box 305
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

www.pooch.org



Youth/Dog Therapy in Corrections

Consultation for Program Design, Operations, Kenneling

Joan Dalton Can Help You With. . .

DESIGNING A PROGRAM:

  • Gaining support from correctional staff
  • Grant writing
  • Establishing non-profit status
  • Identifying and locating funding sources
  • Defining a mission statement
  • Selecting a Board of Directors
  • Securing corrections and volunteer staff
  • Attracting media attention
  • Advertising your program
  • Writing policies

OPERATING A PROGRAM:

  • Screening and selecting youth participants
  • Screening and selecting shelter dogs
  • Working with counselors to establish and achieve therapy goals
  • Maintaining contraband items in the kennel
  • Addressing safety and liability issues
  • Evaluating dog readiness for adoption
  • Evaluating potential adopters
  • Creating on-going educational opportunities for youth
  • Developing essential dog-community relationships

LEARNING THE ESSENTIALS OF KENNELING:

  • Kennel construction
  • Pricing services offered to the public
  • Handling dog aggression
  • Maintaining a sanitary and healthy kennel for youth, staff and dogs
  • Waste management
  • Animal security measures
  • Choosing dog food, toys and bedding
  • Setting guidelines for veterinary care and vaccinations
  • Handling staff and dog emergencies
  • Obtaining grooming supplies
  • Meeting all of the dogs' needs