Another Successful Latham Lifelong Pet Care Placement

September 1, 2015








Maria, Adult Resident in our Shared Living Program, with Shared Living Provider Jen and Jen’s son Andrew, as well as Duke and Junior, two visitors for the weekend!

Latham Lifelong Pet Care is a burgeoning vocational program at Latham Centers. The program meets the needs of the Cape Cod Community and Latham Centers residents; while it offers reduced price dog walks and pet sitting, it also offers individuals with special needs the option for paid employment.
Interestingly, according to the MA Dept. of Labor, only 17.1% of individuals with complex special needs were employed in 2014. Latham Centers is generating paid vocational placements in which we focus on the strengths of our individuals to create work opportunities. Many adult residents at Latham Centers are good at, and have interest in pet care. Additionally, they have been trained in things like animal CPR! Latham Lifelong Pet Care offers dog walking and pet sitting, as well as a Pet Therapy Charitable Gift Annuity. (To learn more about the CGA please contact Katrina Fryklund at 774.353.9126.) Each pet care provider is accompanied by a 1-on-1 staff person and truly thrives in this environment.
Take Maria, who is seen above, with Pugs Junior and Duke. While Maria was paid for her fantastic dog care from Friday to Monday, her Shared Living Provider Jen, and Jen’s son Andrew, were also able to reap the benefits of canine companionship for the weekend! Junior and Duke’s parents had to go out of town and were looking for safe and reliable pet care for their four-legged friends. Mission successful – this is such an incredible option for both Latham Residents and pet owners on Cape!
Because of a generous grantor we are now offering dog walking from your home for $12/walk, which can last from half hour to an hour and can also include play time. Pet Sitting is determined based on duration of stay, and we are currently offering reduced prices for that as well. Please contact Magda Moran at 508.237.8948 or for more information.

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