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Heeling Friends in Steamboat seeks volunteers

Spring recruitment for pet therapy program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Bruce and Terry Hinde hold their pet schnauzers Benji

Heeling Friends spring recruitment schedule

■ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday: Informational meeting at Strawberry Park Elementary School (pet handlers only)

■ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: Training at Strawberry Park Elementary (pet handlers and pets)

■ April 11: Daylong workshop for pet handlers

■ April 18: Pet handler and pet evaluation

Heeling Friends pets need to be at least 1 year old and know basic obedience commands. Heeling Friends teams are required to make a two-year commitment to volunteer at least twice a month.

Anyone interested in participating in the spring recruitment must register with Heeling Friends Executive Director Lynette Weaver by Saturday. Call 871-0021 to register. Learn more about the program at this site.





Bruce and Terry Hinde hold their pet schnauzers Benji, left, and Dori. The dogs are part of the Yampa Valley Medical Center's Heeling Friends program through which dogs visit patients at the medical center.
John F. Russell