In this unique one-day seminar, students will learn creative, safe and comfortable ways to physically and mentally stimulate their older canine; be able to further empathize with and support their aging dog’s unique challenges and needs; and learn about resources to help cope with illnesses and beyond with their senior best friend.
Presentations to include:
"Waging Peace with Aging: Senior Dog Wellness and Medical Issues”
Dr. Jen Scarlett, DVM, SF SPCA Co-President
“Living with Your Senior Dog: Tips for Making Both of Your Lives Easier”
Sherri Franklin, Founder and Executive Director, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
“Safe and Fun Ways to Exercise Your Aging Best Friend's Body and Mind”
Lisa Dossey, CTC, SF SPCA/ACC Volunteer
“Alternative Therapies and Exercise for Old Dogs”
Cathy Chen-Rennie, Head Swim Coach and Owner, The Rex Center
"Embracing the Journey"
Dr. Betty Carmack, RN, Pet Loss Counselor & Facilitator, Pet Loss Support Group, SF SPCA
Author, Grieving the Death of a Pet
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011.
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments available.
Cost: $20 if pre-registered by September 1; $25 after September 1 or at door (people only—sorry, no dogs please). Handouts are included. Seminar fee covers individuals or couples.
Location: SF SPCA Training Annex, 243 Alabama St. Easy parking available on Alabama St.