6/23/10 Guest: Jennifer DeRosa, Occupational Therapist

What are some considerations for older adults who live with dogs or who are thinking about getting a dog?

Listen to Julie’s interview with Jennifer DeRosa, Occupational Therapist and owner of Adaptable for Life.  www.adaptableforlife.com

Also go to www.companiondogforseniors.com to look at this wonderful program to support older adults in getting and living with a dog!

Check out the full articles sited on this episode of The Dog Talk Show

Dog Ownership and Walking Behaviour and Mantained Mobility in Later Life:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118579434/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

The Waukesha Humane Society and ProHealth Care Cardiac Rehab Clinic Team Up
http://fetchmag.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/waukesha-humane-society-dogs-prohealth-care-cardiac-rehab-patients-team-up/

**Missing Pet Partnership Lost Pet Recovery Booth July 5-7th

At Kent Animal Shelter.  Please read below and help if you can.  This is AMAZING.  I volunteered last year and I was blown away at how necessary this is!!!  Donate, Volunteer, Spread the Word!!!!

This 4th of July, Missing Pet Partnership (MPP) has partnered with the Kent Animal Shelter to offer FREE lost pet assistance. MPP’s booth will be set up outside of the Kent Animal Shelter (21615 64th Ave South, Kent, WA) from Monday July 5th through Wednesday July 7th (noon to 6:00 p.m.). Families in the Puget Sound area who’ve lost a pet will be encouraged to drive to the Kent Animal Shelter for free assistance. Last year, MPP had an 80% success rate of helping recover lost pets offering these same services! To volunteer at the booth, you must attend a 3-hour MPP training session on Saturday July 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith Street, Kent, WA 98030. IMMEDIATE DONATIONS TO PURCHASE POSTER SUPPLIES AND WINDOW MARKERS ARE STLL NEEDED TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT! PayPal donations can be made on the MPP web site (www.missingpetpartnership.org) or call (253) 529-3999 to volunteer or donate.