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Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley

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Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c(3)organization based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The mission is to assistdog/handler teams in making therapeutic visits to facilities within thecommunity by providing:Information on where to obtain training, evaluation andinsurance to become a dog/handler team qualified to make therapeutic visits; A list of facilities welcoming therapeutic visits fromdog/handler teams; types of facilities could include assisted living, nursinghomes, hospice care, schools and libraries; Assistance to facilities wishing to receive therapeutic visits from adog/handler team; Presentations to groups wishing to learn about therapeutic team visits; meetings for Heeling Partners members (and their evaluated dogs) toshare experiences, ideas, and feedback about their visits; brainstorm newideas; hear about volunteer opportunities; socialize; and have fun.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Glenwood Springs, CO
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal visitation programs
  4. Assisted living facilities
  5. Dogs
  6. Handling
  7. Hospice care
  8. Libraries
  9. Nursing homes
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. Schools
  12. Teams
  13. therapeutic interactions
  14. therapy animals