PAWS Conference & Annual Meeting

The 2016 Conference was held on February 20th, 2016. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the day a huge success!

Please see below for information from the 2016 event.

Information for the 2017 Conference will be posted in December 2016. Contact Clarice Ritchie for more information (

PAWS for People’s Conference & Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 20th

Registration is now closed.

Open to all who love their pets, are pet enthusiasts,
or are interested in learning more about the world of pet therapy.

Participate in workshops that will entertain, inform, and inspire you!


Human-Animal Bonds:
Mutually Beneficial Relationships in a Changing Society

Dr. James A. Serpell
Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Click here to learn more


Choose from 16 Informative & Interactive Workshops encompassing a wide range of topics including the following:
• The Animal-Human Bond
• Pet Health & Wellness
• Pet Therapy

Click here for workshop descriptions


Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Click here to get directions using Google Maps

Saturday, February 20th
8:30am – 3:30pm

8:30 AM – Registration Opens
9:00-10:00 AM – Session 1
10:10-11:10 AM – Keynote Speaker
Dr. James Serpell
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM – Session 2
12:20-1:00 PM – Lunch & Networking
1:10-2:10 PM – Session 3
2:20-3:20 PM – Session 4

CGC and Re-STEX Testing times available – make sure to indicate your interest for these when you register.

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Click above to view a PDF of the Conference Brochure or Flyer.


Same-day registration is now closed.
On-line registration is now closed.

*Discount available for PAWS Members

Students/Children may be eligible for a reduced fee.
Please contact for more information.


Local artists specializing in pet-themed works will be showcased in a special PAWS for Art show. Pieces will be available for sale or commission. Come and meet these local artists and check out their work!dog paintings

Are you an artist? Click here to view entry and contact information.

sponsorsIf you are interested in sponsoring this event, please e-mail Clarice (



vendorsClick here to register as a Vendor for this event.

The following vendors will be attending the event.
Click on their logo to learn more about them.

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