Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners.

Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at There is a fee to take the course.

The certificate of completion and rabies certificate must be brought to the onsite evaluation testing, which will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Southington Care Center. Evaluations are by appointment only. Evaluations are free but a $25 donation to the SCC Jane Haze Memorial Pet Therapy Fund is appreciated. Donations should be sent to Stacy Carleton, director of therapeutic recreation, Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489. Checks can also be brought on the day of testing.

For more information about the Pet Partners evaluation test, call Lisa DeAngelo, Pet Partners licensed evaluator, at (860) 681-9244 or email

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