Introducing SAFE Pet Rescue P.A.S.S.I.O.N Program: Paws And Students Study In Obedience Nurturing!
SAFE Pet Rescue is seeking student candidates to foster and train a shelter pet while fulfilling/receiving 100 qualifying community service hours for school, church, and scouting.
How Does it Work?
Each student fosters a shelter dog in his or her home for 6 weeks, taking the pet to 1-hour a week basic obedience training classes (paid for and arranged by SAFE) in their area to be held on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Each student writes a report about their experience, makes recommendations for the type of home best suited for the dog, and creates instructions for utilizing the trained pet’s commands.
Who Benefits From The Program?
- The student, who receives community service hours while gaining the experience and responsibly of training a dog.
- The potential adopter, who may adopt a trained animal.
- The dog, who receives the undivided attention from the student, temporarily living in a loving home while awaiting adoption, and the opportunity to learn obedient behaviors.
How Do You Get Involved?
The program is open to Nocatee/Ponte Vedra or nearby areas, St Augustine and Putnam students.
For more program regulations and details, or to register as a participant in the program, please contact program coordinators:
Nocatee, Lisa Wargo 914-420-5769
St Augustine, Peggy Laroche 904-710-4632
Putnam, Kathy Kelshaw 904-806-2166
** Parental permission and involvement is required.**