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CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034

Don’t miss out! CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapeutic teams. All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form; please check the box marked other, in the Comments section, and

Enter:
“June 7, 2014 – Certification”
A special “THANK YOU” goes out to PETCO for providing the venue.

 

Girls with dog

PetSmart Gives Back to Creatures And Kids, Inc. Join us in saying thanks! Saturday November 9th – Animal teams present…

Creatures And Kids, Inc.(CKI) – Living the Dream With Therapeutic Animal’s 

Sugar Cam share a smile

Creatures and Kids comes together with PetSmart Gives Back, to accept their kind donation; and know with their help, CKI teams will be able to reach many others.

PetSmart will provide this charitable donation through their new initiative, PetSmart Gives Back. This initiative focuses on giving back to local communities throughout the nation in support of organizations and programs that enrich people’s lives through the power of pets and foster diversity and inclusion.

Please join us, along with PetSmart Edmond, OK as we recognize the volunteers’ of Creatures and Kids, and thank them for sharing their animals with our community. CKI-TAI teams, (animals and people) will be present to accept this community thanks.

TAI Teams will share information about Therapy Animal Certification and facilities they visit. Stop by our table and put your name into the DOG BOWL, to receive some free personalized information about the training of therapy animals, and requirements for certification. 

Edmond PetSmart

1921 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK

Saturday, November 9th between 11 am – 12 pm

Creatures And Kids, Inc. – Living the Dream With Therapeutic Animals

A life-long vision is finally coming true for Penny Nichols. Nichols and her father always believed, with the right approach, they could make a difference in the lives of children. Although her father has passed away, the vision has become a reality through the efforts of Nichols and many other hard working volunteers. “I thank all of these people for their time and energy to create Creatures and Kids, Inc.,” said Nichols

Creatures and Kids, Inc, a non-profit organization, and was developed by people with a variety of backgrounds and professions. They share the common belief that it is possible to re-direct young people toward positive character qualities through controlled interactions with animals.

While Creatures and Kids’ main focus is youth, they find themselves working with all ages.  “Our future- plan includes continuing our volunteering with schools, medical facilities, libraries and those that can benefit from a smile,” said Nichols.

Creatures and Kids – sums it up this way;

 No. Therapeutic animals don’t guide the blind or return a dropped object to someone in a wheelchair.  They don’t perform at the circus.  Their gift is to guide a mind to learn, turn a frown into a smile, and perform a miracle right before your eyes.

Can you see yourself volunteering with Creatures and Kids, Inc?

PLEASE VISIT US ON THE WEB

www.creaturesandkids.org

405-627-2369

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,241 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 194 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day CampSM day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of nearly 5 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart . Find PetSmart on Facebook www.facebook.com/PetSmart. See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart.

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, starting at 10:00 am
Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034

Don’t miss out! CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapeutic teams. All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form and enter “April 6, 2013, Certification” in the Comments section.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue.

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2012
Where: Animal Resource Center, 7941 South I-35 Service Rd, OKC, OK 73149

Look for the Creatures and Kids table.  We will be giving out information and educating the public about bite prevention and dog behavior.  We will even give away activity books (while they last) to the children.  Therapy animals will be present.

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR DOG TO FIND OUT ABOUT FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR DOG (Dogs at least three months of age with current vaccinations, with dog lead, water, bowl and crate & AKC registration/PAL/ILP number, if available).  Learn more by clicking on RDO Day 2012

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, starting at 10:00 am  (Revised Date!)
Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034

Don’t miss out! CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapeutic teams. All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form and enter “June 23, 2012 Certification” in the Comments section.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue.

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, starting at 10:00 am
Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034

Don’t miss out! CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapeutic teams. All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form and enter “October 22, 2011 Certification” in the Comments section.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue.

Animals Connecting People Workshop – Psychiatric Service Animals In conjunction with Therapeutic Animal Interaction / Intervention

Creatures and Kids, Inc. has united with the Psychiatric Service Dog Society and Integris Health to present a workshop connecting clinicians, professors, teachers, and students to experts with research and resources in the use and impact of animals in the therapeutic world.

Learn the many ways to incorporate animals toward improving human quality of life.  Nursing CME hours are being applied for by Integris Health.  To learn more, click on the links below.

Metropolitan Library sponsors “Children Reading to Dogs”

Most Tuesdays
6:30 – 7:30 pm

The first and third Tuesday evening each month is a special time at the Edmond Library.  Children enhance their reading skills by reading to certified therapy dogs.  The program is fun for both children and animals!

Sessions last approximately 15-20 minutes.

In the photo, Bailey enjoys his time with Elexis.

Click here to learn more.

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When:Saturday, November 6, 2010, starting at 10:00 am
Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

Don’t miss out!  CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapy teams.  All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form and enter “Nov 6th, 2010 Certification” in the Comments section.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue.

Children’s Safety Fair – for K-2nd graders

When:  Wednesday, Oct 6 & Friday, October 8th

Morning sessions are from 9:45 – 11:00 am;

Afternoon sessions are from 12:45 – 2:00 pm.

Where:  Midwest City Community Center

200 N Midwest Blvd, Midwest City, OK

Therapy animals will be present.

A Black Fur Affair 2010

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK

Cost: Pet Food Bank will be accepting pet food or monetary contributions

Creatures and Kids will have a table with therapeutic animal information and certification process

Hosted by the OKC Area Rotts-N-Notts Rottweiler Rescue.  Activities will include, micro-chipping pets, therapy service animal demonstrations, professional pet photographer, silent auction, face painting, OU/OSU memorabilia and more.

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification

CKOC Therapeutic Evaluation and Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

Don’t miss out!  CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapy teams.  All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by filling out our on-line volunteer form and enter “April 24th ,2010 Certification” in the Comments section.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue.

People Connected By Cancer

When: Saturday, April 17, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Chesapeake Boathouse on the Oklahoma River

725 S Lincoln Blvd, Okla. City, OK

Therapy animals will be present.

Therapy Animal Certification

Therapy Animal Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, November 7, 2009, starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

Therapy Animal Certification

Therapy Animal Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, May 2, 2009, starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

People Connected By Cancer

People Connected By Cancer Event

When: Saturday, April 18, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Chesapeake Boathouse on the Oklahoma River

725 S Lincoln Blvd, Okla. City, OK

Therapy animals will be present.

Miniature Horses as Therapy Animals

Miniature Horses as Therapy Animals

When: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Where: Logan County Fairgrounds, 1201 S Division St, Guthrie, OK 73044

Therapy Animal Certification

Therapy Animal Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, August 30, 2008, starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

Don’t miss out!  CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapy teams.  All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by e-mail or phone for available times.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue and Best Buy, 2135 W Memorial Rd, Okla. City, for providing volunteers!

Please call 405.478.8550 for test times and volunteering opportunities.

Therapy Animal Certification

Therapy Animal Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, February 23, 2008, starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue and Best Buy, 2135 W Memorial Rd, Okla. City, for providing volunteers!

Please call 405.478.8550 for test times and volunteering opportunities.

Therapy Animal Certification

Therapy Animal Certification – by Creatures and Kids

When: Saturday, August 4 starting at 10:00 am

Where: PETCO, 324 South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034

Don’t miss out!  CKI will evaluate and certify animal therapy teams.  All evaluation times will be scheduled, so please contact us by e-mail or phone for available times.

A special thank you to PETCO for providing the venue and Best Buy, 2135 W Memorial Rd, Okla. City, for providing volunteers!

Please call 405.478.8550 for test times and volunteering opportunities.

Bethany Balloon Fest

Creatures And Kids, Inc.  participated in the Bethany Balloon Fest – summer 2003 .  AARP invited CKI to demonstrate dog obedience.

Cindy and her therapy dog, Jake showed everyone how well an obedient dog behaves.  Jake greeted many of the Balloon Fest attendees, especially the children!

When:     August 8th, 7:00 pm Demo by CKI

Where:    Wiley Post airport, NW 50th & Council

G.R.E.A.T. Summer Camp!

G.R.E.A.T. Summer Camp!

Once again Creatures And Kids, Inc. participated in the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Summer Camp.

The Beckham County 4-H Kids were helpers, and the Elk City Fire Dept. shared this day with us.

Last year’s partnership with G.R.E.A.T. proved to be successful and rewarding.

Information about G.R.E.A.T. can be found at their website www.atf.treas.gov/great

When:     June 25th, CKI will do a full day

Where:    Lincoln Teen Center, Elk City

Home Depot’s Child Safety Day

June 7, 2003 – Home Depot’s Child Safety Day

Creatures and Kids participated in this safety event for children.  Home Depot had several activities available.

CKI handed out free coloring books, teaching about safely interacting with dogs, and pamphlets titled “Saving the whole family; disaster preparedness series.”  Cindy displayed the emergency kit she assembled based on the pamphlet.

Therapy dogs, Jake and Bailey, came to interact with the crowd.  They stayed busy greeting the crowd, especially the children.

Home Depot had a booth for parents to photograph and fingerprint their child for identification records.

Tables were set up for the children to assemble wooden boxes, have their face painted, and a cake walk for the sweet tooth of both children and adults.

The fire department brought a fire truck – always exciting for the youngsters in the crowd.

The OKC Mounted Patrol was a big hit, too!  Seems all the kids wanted to pet the horse.

Creatures Educate

Thanks to all who attended and/or participated in the April 26th Creatures Educate event. Attendance was good, the weather was great, and several dogs and their owners were tested for various types of certification.

Several breeds and a good number of “All American” dogs attended.  Even beautiful rabbits and yearling alpacas where on hand for petting and educational information.

The American Red Cross demonstrated how to give the Heimlich maneuver to your dog if it is choking and how to perform canine and feline CPR.

Brownie Troop 289 and 178

Brownie Troops 289 and 178 invited Creatures and Kids to Washington Irving Elementary School.

Creatures and Kids demonstrated the appropriate and safe way to approach an unfamiliar dog and led the group in an interactive lesson on pet responsibility.

Contact Us

Creatures And Kids, Inc.
P.O. Box 5011
Edmond OK 73083-5011
Phone: 405-627-2369
Email: info@creaturesandkids.org
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