Therapy Dogs International certifies dogs to work in therapy at nursing homes, schools, libraries and other institutions. Thousands of dogs are bringing love and happiness to people through this wonderful gift of sharing.

The Olean Kennel Club is sponsoring a class to prepare dogs for this therapy work with a certifying evaluation to follow. The class will take place on Thursday evenings, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 2.

If you have a dog who is suited for this work and are interested in participating, please call instructor Deb Zientek at (716) 640-7583 to discuss participating.

The classes will be held at the Olean Kennel Club, 2401 North Union St. (Route 16) in Olean.

For information about all classes at the Olean Kennel Club, check the website at