Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is the interaction of people and domesticated pets in a positive way when a person shares the love and companionship of their pet with someone who is not able to have a pet in their situation. Hands-on training and educational experience by the most experienced trainers in Carolina's preparing you and your dog to volunteer in the community as an animal-assisted therapy team. Participants will experience "real-life" situations based on over 20 years practicing animal-assisted therapy in the field.
The animal-assisted therapy class will be offered in different locations around town.
Dedicated to creating opportunities for independence for people with disabilities with the gift of a task-trained service dog and to enhancing the human-animal bond
Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC began with a dream and today the dream continues. Working in the service dog industry for nearly 25 years, a change necessitated an evaluation of lifetime goals and the deep desire to continue to serve others. Having met the Founder of Four Paws and a Wake Up, my wife and I agreed to mentor her in the service dog industry. Little did we know the decision to mentor would result in a new endeavor.
Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC operates as an independent chapter incorporated in North Carolina, with an employer identification number and tax-exempt status unique to the North Carolina site.
We'll work with your schedule.
6737 Amsterdam WayWilmington, NC28405
June 16, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 10
Orientation or Training
Training is once per week for 6 weeks for 1.5 hours. After certification a Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC Animal Assisted Therapy Team sets their own schedule.
must have a dog that is social, enjoys people, gets along with other dogs, has basic obedience training and is Canine Good Citizen ready