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Reading made fun & furry!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Reading made fun & furry!

Join us every 4th Saturday of the month at the Healdsburg Center for Animals for our Read to a Dog Program! Bring a book (we will also provide a limited selection of books) and settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.  Benefits of Read to a Dog Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem Dogs provide companionship and friendship Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry! Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902. Healdsburg Center for Animals 555 Westside Road @ Bacchus Landing Way Healdsburg, CA 95448 tel:...

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Registration is OPEN!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Registration is OPEN!

The Sonoma Humane Society offers a variety of programs to educate children and teens about compassion, responsibility, respect, safety and care of animals. Camps sessions include Animal Adventure and Education Camps, A Week on the Farm Camp, and Career Camp! REGISTER! Animal Adventure and Education Camps Our Animal Adventure and Education Camps are designed to foster respect, compassion and kindness towards all living beings. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes activities at the Sonoma Humane Society, attend field trips to local animal care organizations and learn from guest speakers. Our goal is to share the world of animal care and welfare to future generations in a safe, fun and hands-on learning environment! A Week on the Farm Camp Different from our other camps, the focus of this camp is on learning while working alongside farm staff to care for over 25 farm animals and 3 acres of organic vegetable, herb and flower gardens and a fruit tree orchard. Learn about large animal husbandry as you clean, groom and feed the farm animals. Get to know our 4 alpacas, Raymond the Steer, Reno our painted horse and many more friendly farm animals. Learn how healthy food is grown and prepared using sustainable agriculture practices. At our hands-on camp, you’ll spend the week planting seeds, picking berries, braiding garlic, making pickles and caring for farm animals, all while learning about the farm-to-table movement! Located at Forget Me Not Farm at the Sonoma Humane Society. Career Camp Come and learn directly from experts working in the field of animal care what it takes to help animals in your community. Learn first-hand what a typical day in our public veterinary and shelter medicine hospitals looks like. Go behind the scenes and observe our spay/neuter surgery clinics. Become familiar with animal welfare organizations throughout Sonoma County and around the globe. Determine what makes them effective and how you can create positive change. Participate in a week-long dog training clinic with the shelter dogs.  Learn about animal welfare rescue management and what it takes to have a career in the animal welfare field. Teens will meet industry leaders and professionals in their work environments and learn what is required to work in this field....

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Need some extra hands, er… paws around the farm?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 | 1 comment

Need some extra hands, er… paws around the farm?

Put us to work watching over your ranch, vineyard, farm, warehouse, barn/workshop – we love having a job to do! Think of us as low-maintenance guard duty (nothing gets past us!) We are spayed/neutered and have been vaccinated and microchipped. All we need is food, water and a safe spot to curl up in at the end of a long day. Interested? Call Liz at 707.542.0882 x204  Cats who are better suited as household companions don’t adopt out through the Country Cats program.

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