WHO ARE THE FUR ANGELS?
The Fur Angels are a Michigan-based group of trained, volunteer handlers and their certified dogs who visit establishments such as hospitals, schools, senior living establishments and so on. The dogs interact with those present, with the goal of making everyone's day a little better and a lot happier.
WHAT DOES THE FUR ANGEL GROUP DO?
The Fur Angels is a group of trained, certified therapy dogs - along with their trained volunteer human handlers - who travel throughout Metro Detroit to bring four legged happiness to those who need it most.
HOW DO THE FUR ANGELS OPERATE?
Organizations, schools, senior centers request visits from the group. Visit schedules are set up and volunteers organized for the visit. At the agreed time, a group of therapy dogs (typically 2 - 6 as required) turns up (with their owners!), and are escorted to the required location. During the visit, we meet and greet, the dogs are petted and held, sometimes dog "trading cards" are given out. It is very relaxed and low key, yet very rewarding - for all parties.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FUR ANGEL?
You have a therapy dog and want to start visiting as part of a friendly, social group? Find out what it takes to become a Fur Angel by getting in touch with Steve Calcagno and Rose Mertins (also known as the Patient Trainers). They will answer all your questions and let you know your next steps!
They can be reached at email@example.com
OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Member At-Large; FB and
Michelle Reich, Membership
Stephanie Daniels, Secretary
Caroline Wallis, Treasurer
Pat Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
Erika Tobin, Mentors and At-Large