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2nd Annual Therapy Animal Expo

Category: Conference

For anyone interested in learning about volunteering with your pet, those who are already registered therapy animal teams, and facilities who have or want to start a therapy animal program... ANYONE who has any interest at all in animal assisted interactions should be at the Therapy Animal Expo on October 7th.

The Expo will offer workshops, speakers and panel presentations in three tracks: for those aspiring to do pet therapy but are not yet registered; for teams already registered; and for facilities with therapy animal programs or who wish to start a program. Exhibitors from training and therapy dog registration organizations as well as facilities with established programs will participate in the Expo as will vendors selling pet products. * this is a human only event, please leave your furry friends at home*

David Frei, known by millions as the longtime "voice of the Westminster Kennel Club" and their annual dog show as well as co-host of The National Dog Show, will give the keynote address at the 2nd Annual Therapy Animal Expo. Once called "probably the most famous human in the world of canines," by New York Magazine, Frei has been a breeder-owner-handler and judge in the world of purebred dogs for more than 40 years. But his true passion comes from working with his own dogs in animal-assisted therapy. With Westminster, he created a charity, Angel on a Leash, to support a therapy dog program at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.


And, on Expo Eve (Friday, October 6, 2017), don't miss a celebration of the amazing year Jacksonville has had in growing the number of people impacted by animal assisted interactions: The Paws for Giving Party will be held at the Jesse Ball duPont Center and will highlight all the amazing ways pets have touched lives in the last year. You can purchase tickets to the Paws for Giving Party at this link:

If you are coming from a distance or want to attend both events, and need a hotel. We have a few hotel rooms at the Jacksonville Marriott for $99/night. Please call Jennifer Moore (904/296-8751) and reference the Therapy Animal Expo. Due to Hurricane Irma, the room block at the Omni has been cancelled.

When: Saturday 07 October, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Where: Schultz Center Teach & Leader 4019 Boulevard Center Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207
  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. therapy animals
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