ABOUT DREAMWORKERS, INC.


 Dreamworkers, Inc. was founded in Dallas, Georgia during 1997.  A small group of dog owners wished to share their love for their dogs through Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activities.  The group began with making visits to Paulding WellStar Nursing Facility in Dallas, Georgia.  The organization has now grown to include teams making regular nursing facility visits in Dallas, Douglasville, and Rome, Ga.  They also visit schools, day care centers, public libraries, and youth organizations.  There are also teams outside the Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas County area that have been certified through Dreamworkers, Inc. and make visits at facilities in their communities.

Ernie greets staff

 Ernie enjoys attention from staff as well as residents.

 
 

dogs and owners with christmas wagon

Cain, Opal, and Sasha help deliver holiday cheer bags.

 
 


 

 

In addition to providing training and certification for therapy animals, Dreamworkers, Inc. also assists in acquiring and preparing puppies for formal training as service dogs.   Disabled individuals interested in training their own service dogs are also given assistance.   Many members of Dreamworkers, Inc. help with local animal rescue organizations.   Dreamworkers, Inc. also donates a portion of money acquired during fundraisers to local animal shelters.  Low-cost obedience classes are offered to the community by the organization.  Members use their dogs as goodwill ambassadors and educational tools in their communities by promoting responsible pet ownership and awareness through canine education activities.

 

Throughout the year, Dreamworkers, Inc. seeks to bring help and cheer to residents of the nursing facilities that they visit.  Each Christmas, the organization provides holiday gift bags and refreshments to residents at the nursing facilities.  Members collect items and donations to fill the bags.  "Christmas in July" bags are also distributed during the last week of July.  Members have been instrumental in helping to acquire computers and wheelchairs for some residents that are in need of these items.  The organization's volunteer hours for its two largest facilities averages one thousand hours per facility.

What is a Dreamworkers Therapy Animal?


Dreamworkers, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.  No member receives a salary or monetary reimbursement for services they provide.


Proceeds from any Dreamworkers, Inc. fundraiser or donations to the organization
are used for Dreamworkers, Inc.-sponsored projects, continuing
education, and support of animals in need.



 
 

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