RULES AND REGULATIONS - SOCIAL/PET THERAPY PROGRAM
 COMPANION ANIMAL ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA. INC.
 

1.      To be under the auspices of CAAA.  Visits must be to a facility assigned to you by the Social/Pet Therapy Committee.  Once you are assigned to a facility, you are required to report your visit(s) to CAAA by faithfully maintaining your VISITATION LOG.  At the end of each fiscal year send them along with your CAAA Renewal Form and your check. 

         CAAA tracks the number of replica watches uk visits as a part of our accountability to our donors and members.  Community service is the goal of our program and the reason for expenditures.  Thus we need accurate records of how much service we are providing to the community.  Be sure to check IRS Tax Rules and regulations for the possibility of deductions associated with volunteer work 

2.      Always reconfirm your visit with the Activities Director, Recreation Therapist or designated Facility Contact person the day before your visit.  This cuts down on "forgotten" visits and keeps you informed of any changes to uk replica watches the facilities schedule for visits, or if your contact person is out sick. 

3.      If you are sick or coming down with ﭥthing䨡t may be contagious to the elderly, reschedule your visit.  Also, do not visit if your pet is sick or in season.  Rescheduling for your convenience is not legitimate.

4.      Bathe and groom your pet prior to your visit.  Be sure your animal is free of ticks and fleas;  the ears are clean, nails are clipped and smooth,  and the coat is brushed and trimmed.  Dogs MUST wear a collar with their County :License and CAAA Pet Therapy Tag (if received), attached. Spike    or pinch collars are not allowed and the collar should be free of decorations - such as stones, which could scratch residents.  Keep your dog on a leash at all times during the visit. 

5.      Upon arrival to your assigned facility, check-in as a CAAA volunteer at the reception desk and wait for the Activity Director or designee to welcome you and accompany you during the visit throughout the facility.  Interactions facilitated by a staff member are tailored to the resident's needs and abilities, are more therapeutic and therefore result in rolex replica watches much more rewarding experiences for all.           

         Additionally, it is the staff member's responsibility, (not the volunteer's), to intervene should an elderly person grip or approach your pet in a frightening manner.  In some care centers, however, due to staff turnover and shortages, you may be asked to visit with your pet on your own.  If you are an experienced CAAA Pet Therapy team, and if you feel comfortable without facility staff being right there, and perhaps know the residents yourself, you may comply with that request. 

6.      Keep the Pet Therapy Committee informed.  Volunteer responsibilities include: 

a.   Reporting your visits regularly by maintaining your Log Sheet.  Report any accidents (even minor - such as a skin scratch),or any problems to the facility.  Donযrget to share any successes you want to brag about.  Heartwarming stories are always welcome. 

         b.  If you want to add another pet to the program, complete the application process for that animal BEFORE visiting the facility with it  

c. Should you become inactive for a period of time or need to retire your pet, notify CAAA Volunteer - Nancy Parker  (480) (598-8285). Don͊ forget to report any changes of address, phone numbers or e-mail addresses also . 

7.      Renew your CAAA membership annually and make sure your pet has been examined by a veterinarian annually.  During December of each year you will receive a mailing from the Pet Therapy Committee with the deadline date for submitting your Log Sheet(s), Renewal Form, Check, and any other changes in your volunteer status that have occurred. 


2004 CAAA Rules-Rev. 11-11-03

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