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disABILITY Awareness Has Gone to the Dogs

October 09, 2013
Location: Mullen Quad

October is Disability Awareness Month and here at Ursuline College we are "celebrating" the dogs. A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities including visual difficulties, hearing impairments, mental illness, seizures, diabetes, Autism, and more. A therapy dog (which we have here on our campus) is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, people with learning difficulties, and stressful situations, such as disaster areas. Additionally, there are many other types of dogs that are trained to help people, such as service dogs, police K-9 and search and rescue dogs. 

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 2:00pm-4:30pm we will be transforming our campus to host a variety of DOGS who have been trained to help others. Come meet, greet and hear the dogs and their handler's stories. The event is open to the public. 

Dogs and humans are welcome. However, all dogs must:
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Dogs must be well behaved 
  • Owners are responsible for their dogs at ALL times
  • Maximum of 2 dogs per person
  • Owners will use their own discretion 
  • If a dog is uncooperative, they will be asked to leave
  • If you plan on attending you must register. I have sent you a copy of the registration form.
  • If you plan on bringing your dog you must fill out the wavier. Please bring to the event or turn in hand in beforehand. 
Dogs will also have an opportunity to get certified as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC). CGC testing will be available to the first participants who sign up. Please bring $10 in cash or check on the day of the event. All dogs wishing to take the CGC test must be registered no later than Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to be eligible. The testing requirements for the CGC test can be found here

Click here for the registration form. You can also register online by clicking here

The first 50 dogs that register will be provided with an Ursuline College Doggie Bandana. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Rachel Meyer at rmeyer@ursuline.edu or Jill Carroll at jcarroll@ursuline.edu. You can return the waiver and registration form to Dr. Rachel Meyer in Mullen 316 or by email. 

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