On Monday, September 14th at 12:15, Howard Shore and Dave Frew with their therapy dogs will be our guest speakers. They provide support for patients in hospitals, hospice and nursing homes in Atlanta. The presentation will be online via zoom (link below). At the meeting we will project the zoom meeting on the screen using the Hilton projector. Unlike the prior zoom broadcasts of our live meetings the link we will use on Monday will be Howard's.
So if you're attending online sign on at 12:15 and use: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86441672789?pwd=RGjRnMvb1FkYXhheW5wemOrV2tqZz09
Meeting ID: 864 4167 2789
Passcode: 146024 (if the link doesn't work open up the zoom app and type in the meeting id & passcode).
In photo: Dave Frew and his dog Ranger who unfortunately passed away recently.
If you're online your dog can also attend. [Dawgs are welcome too, live or online (no barking please)] See you in person or virtually on the 14th.
Here is a little more information about out speakers:
Dave currently has three certified therapy dogs, Leo, Charlie and Drake Shore.
He started therapy work in 2006 with Happy Tails, Alliance for Therapy Dogs, Delta Society, Reading Paws. He also involved with HOPE which is a limited national group that is called upon as second responders in crisis situations where comfort is asked for by the Red Cross or FEMA. Dave has done temper testing and intake for several Golden and Labrador rescue groups in the Atlanta Georgia. In tandem with another friend that is a canine trainer brought back 20 dogs the week after Katrina. They work at hospitals, hospice, Barnes & Noble and nursing homes in the Atlanta area.
Quick biographical info.
1968 - Graduated from Florida State University with a Business Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
1968-1973 Worked on several cruise ships out of Miami managing the Food and Beverage Operations of different vessels.
1973 - Founded USMotivation, a full-service Sales Incentive Travel and Events Management company, developing worldwide events for large corporations.
2009 - Sold the company and started doing pet therapy in different hospitals and nursing facilities around the city with my wife's dog, Ranger. She developed, trained and got Ranger certified with Happy Tails.
2015 - Approached the Chaplain dept at Northside Hospital and presented the idea of the Chaplain's having their own team of certified therapy dogs to accompany the Chaplain's visiting patients.
2015 - Present - Howard Shore and Dave Frew continuing to provide Therapy dogs to patients and medical staff throughout the hospital, comforting where needed.