Paws for Hearts Program
“Paws for Hearts” is a program where we want to focus our skills on giving to the Special Needs Community in and around Rochester in a very special way. Soon we hope to be locating 1 or 2 dogs a month that have the right temperament to become Therapy Dogs, Volunteers will then Foster and Train these dogs with our Trainers help, until they can be Certified as Therapy Dogs. RocDog expects this process to take about 6 months to complete. Once these Dogs are Certified we plan to place these Dogs with Special Needs families within the Community. The goal is to build relationships with local Agencies to help us get Dogs that have the right temperament.
Check out how you can help us with this very special project.
Crisis Support Services
RocDog’s “Crisis Support Team” is a special group of our Volunteer’s and Dog’s that are trained to help in our communities in times of special need. A Crisis can come in many different shapes and Sizes. RocDog is working with local Agencies, Schools, Facilities, and Individuals to provide extra care during a time of Crisis for them. Not all of RocDog’s amazing Volunteers and Dogs are suited for this work. But a select group with a heart to push themselves into the community to help other in pain make up this specialized group within RocDog.
How do you define a Crisis? Does size of the event count? Does severity of the event count? Maybe it is someone in Crisis as they go through Cemo do to a battle with Cancer. Again, our goal is to put smiles on faces. sometimes we see smiles with tears.
Need more information about these services? Please reach out to us.
House of Love Orphanage, Leogane Haiti
In October of 2016 Paul and Sue Anthony came across a wonderful Orphanage in Leogane, Haiti. The man running this Orphanage was Pastor Jeanot Deceus. His Orphanage had about 30 children living in the Orphanage. What we fell in love with us the fact that Pastor Jeanot had an Orphanage and took care of so many children, but he also had a school that he created for his Orphans and children that lived around the Orphanage. The school has about 180 children. We saw a need and a wonderful man trying to help. We have been feeding the orphans now for several years and it is a blessing to us.