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July 19, 2009 (Blossom Valley)—Therapy dogs are needed to visit hospitals, schools, and homes of elderly people, bringing smiles to the faces of patients, students and seniors. Training is now available for dog owners who wish to have their animals take a Therapy Dog International (TDI) test on August 9th.


“I am a dog trainer who trains shelter dogst o be companion or therapy dogs, and it is not too late to start training your dog for the upcoming test,” said Cate Sacks, who will administer the test at her Blossom Valley home. “There is a need for therapy dogs in most areas.” Therapy dogs are welcomed in most stores and establishments, Sacks, noted, adding, “When you are a therapy dog, you are no longer left behind in the back yard!”


If you are interested or would like more information about therapy dog work and training, or if would like to partake in the test on Aug. 9, contact Sacks at or call (619)813-1252. Sacks is the owner of Learning With Love Dog Training and Cate’s Critters Rescue.

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