Chicagoland: Pets for Vets is recruiting experienced animal trainers.

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ORGANIZATION: Pets for Vets, Inc.

Pets for Vets rescues and trains shelter animals for Veterans who may have PTSD or TBI and who could benefit from having a custom trained working animal.

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About Pets for Vets, Inc.

Location:

P. O. Box 10860, Wilmington, NC 28404, US

Mission Statement

Pets for Vets enriches the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond with custom trained working animals.

Description

Pets for Vets selects shelter animals for each veteran to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the shelter dogs using positive reinforcement and teach the dogs foundational behaviors and skills to fit into the Veteran's lifestyle. Training can include desensitization to wheelchairs or crutches and recognizing and reacting to panic or anxiety disorder behaviors. Each pet will be spayed or neutered, healthy, up to date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Each veteran-pet match is provided with all of the necessary equipment to start their new life together. This program is provided at no cost to the Veteran.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

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WHERE

West Wyandot DrivePalos Heights, IL 60463

(41.6648,-87.79109)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • varies
  • Formal education in animal training Hold current certification(s) Active professional membership(s) Hands-on assessment, training and teaching experience Proficient with task training Employs markers Ability to work with diverse populations

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