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*Therapy Animal Initiative 2024!

We are very excited to be able to host on-site therapy animal training at SOUL Harbour Ranch

May-September, 2024, w/ certified professional dog trainer LuAnne Smith of Loose Leash Academy dog training.

We will be hosting 3 sessions geared towards therapy work: 5/11-6/22/24, 6/29-8/10/24, & 8/17-9/28/24

The 1st class of each session will be an evaluation to determine eligibility for that session.

The last class will include a visit to a Barrington area retirement facility with mock therapy animal testing. 

Animals must be minimum ONE year of age AND have basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay, heel, come).

All animals must be good w/other animals and be comfortable being pet/hugged.

We will prepare teams to understand the skills and aptitude testing that are necessary to pass the

 Pet Partners evalutation and join our SOUL Harbour Ranch Therapy Animal Program. *no guarantee of passing

Teams must be willing to join SOUL Harbour Ranch after passing and commit to visits minimum 2x/month (See Volunteer Requirements)

Interested in joining us with your own well-mannered animal? CONTACT US!

*Made possible thanks to a $21,000 multi-year grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation

Click on the BACF logo below to find out more about our 20234Therapy Animal Initiative to increase the number of our registered PP therapy animal teams.

Current registered Pet Partners teams that volunteer with SOUL Harbour Ranch are invited to participate at all sessions. 

Team 1 training 1st day 2.jpeg

Meet some of our Therapy Initiative Teams that passed their Pet Partners Evaluations and
are now registered therapy dog teams with us! Thank you BACF for making this happen!

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