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26 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 19 - May 25, 1995 Lower Del. therapy dcgs searching for canine voluntee's mends that your dog be at least one year old. The facilities that LDTD are currently visiting include Stockley Center in Georgetown, Millsboro Nursing Home, Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford, Lewes Convalescent Center, Methodist Manor House in Seaford, Milford Rehabilitation Center and Gull House in Rehoboth Beach. Boyce schedules two group vis- its of several volunteers each month to residents in the extended care facilities, however volunteers also take their dogs separately on their own time. Boyce simply calls all volunteers once the two monthly group visiting dates have been set. "It's always a lot of fun to go visiting in groups, but since we work on a volunteer basis, sev- eral volunteers go individually to certain facilities when it is most convenient," says Boyce. If you are interested in helping LDTD and do not have a dog, Boyce wants to stress that volun- teers are needed for many other areas such as organizing possible By Kristen Seal The dog days of summer are ap- proaching and if your dog is look- ing for a little more out of life than just taking in the summer sun, Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs offers a fulfilling alternative for you and your dog. Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs (LDTD) is a non-profit, all volun- teer organization dedicated to of- feting "emotional therapy" to resi- dents of local extended care facili- ties. LDTD is currently seeking volunteers to both visit patients with their dogs and help with newsletters and fundraisers. LDTD President Lisa Boyce schedules the visits and organizes the application process for those interested in becoming volunteers. "We really have three goals or programs in mind for Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs. First, and most importantly, we do the visits to local facilities. Second, we are in the process of organiz- ing a spaying and neutering pro- gram with local veterinarians where we would foot the bill for animals to be fixed, as well as fi- nancially helping seeing eye dog programs or animal assistance dogs. Third, we are concentrating on education. We are working with the Mispillion Kennel Club to visit schools to educate children on pet care and to teach them about therapy dogs," says Boyce. To become a therapy dog, your pet must first pass the 10 step tem- perament test which will be scheduled after the application is filled out and returned. According to Boyce, dogs can be very unpre- dictable so the test is held in the Millsboro Nursing Home, where the dog can be exposed to certain smells and equipment (such as wheelchairs and walkers). During the test, dogs are given hugs, their feet, ears and tails are handled, an argument is acted out to see the dog's reaction, and dogs will have the chance to react to squeaky toys. Any size or  of dog is welcome, however Boyce recom- -.a: I _  --- I m .... "-: _ _ ''J'-'t Where On a Sandy Road Is Brunch Being served Sunday, May 28th ? THe Corner CuOBOArD Inn Opening May 27th Call for reservations and directions. 50 Park Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-8553 RESTAURANT AND BAR 10 N. FIRST STREET, REHOBOTH, 227-1547 Creative Dining Casual Nightlife Carry-Out Available fundraisers and production and distribution of the LDTD newslet- ter. Volunteers must attend two monthly meetings per year, as well as attend at least four func- tions in four months, such as visits or fund-raisers. All dogs must also maintain all vaccinations required on the vaccination record en- closed in the application packet. Several local animal hospitals, including Savannah Animal Hos- pital, are offering a 25 percent dis- count on services and products. If you are interested in volun- teeting your time to help Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs in their efforts to "lick loneliness", send for your application packet at LDTD, P.O. Box 62, Dagsboro, DE 19939 or call Lisa Boyee at (302) 732-3634. Kdsten  photo The Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs visited Stocldey Center on Friday, April 28. Seen here are LDTD volunteer Ginger Rogers of Dagsboro and her dog Roxie visiting with Stockley resident John Rowen. MEMISE]t FDIC I That is, unless you have a Rate Enhancer CD from County Bank. Who sa you don't get a second chance? With the Rate Enhancer CD from Count T Bank, you get a great interest rate to begin with. Then, ff that rate takes a turn for the better, you have the option to "enhance" and lock in at the higher rate! And your rate can be enhanced not once, but twice, k's easy. Just invest $5,000 or more, then sit back and watch your money grow. Our 2 to 5 Tear Rate Enhancer CD is FDIC insured up to $100,000. Just  another great investment opportunity from County Bank. .It REHOBOTH LONG NECK MILFORD 302-226-9800 302-947-7300 302-424-2500