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‘Pets & People Partnering for Success’

Shelter Dog Training Program for young people with disabilities to hold graduation

Stone Soup Group (SSG) and the Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center (AACCC) have
come together to offer pet therapy through shelter dog training for young people. This pilot
program is part of SSG's pet therapy program, Pets & People Partnering for Success, which
has worked to develop and promote animal related programs and activities that benefit
Alaskans experiencing developmental disabilities and other special needs. These programs
foster healthy physical interaction, emotional bonding and social skill development.

"The class is specifically designed so students, with and without disability diagnosis, are able
to fully participate. The students learn positive training techniques and achieve success
when the dog responds in a positive way and when they see the dogs they worked with get
adopted," says AACCC training volunteer Kathy Broome.

The last training session for the class will be held, Tuesday, June 1, and the public is invited to
come watch the students in action with AACCC adoptable dogs! The graduation
ceremony will follow on Saturday with the public invited to attend.

Event Details

What: SSG/AACCC Shelter Dog Training - Last Session
Where: AACCC, 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage
When: Tuesday, June 1st, 4:30-5:30pm

What: SSG/AACCC Shelter Dog Training Graduation
Where: AACCC, 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage
When: Saturday, June 8th, 4:30-5:30pm

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