Pets on Wheels & Staying Safe During the Dog Days of Summer | WYPR

Pets on Wheels & Staying Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

Jun 5, 2019

Pets on Wheels volunteers visit UB School of Law
Credit Maureen Harvie / WYPR

A visit from a friendly pet--be it cat, dog, or parrot--can relieve stress and prompt conversation. Volunteers with the nonprofit Pets on Wheels spend thousands of hours bringing therapy animals to shelters, hospitals, and libraries, hoping to brighten someone’s day.

Executive Director Gina Kazamir describes how the organization trains pets and volunteers to visit more than 175,000 people each year. And volunteer Nancy Stark describes how her dog Kayak comforts those in hospice care.

Plus, Dr. Karen Burks of the Maryland SPCA tells us how to keep man’s best friend cool during the dog days of summer. Find out more about the Wellness Clinic here. Get more pet health tips here