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					                                 MOXIE SMOUTER
1184 Canyon Rd #2     Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965      608-253-4470       moxie@smouter.com


Objective
Seeking a position where I can share my happy-go-lucky disposition with others to bring
happiness and comfort.


Major Accomplishments
 Aug, 2004   Pet Partner – Delta Society, Bellevue, WA (Member ID # 35976)
                In August, 2004, I became a registered Pet Partner therapy dog along with
                my human, Arie Smouter. I am insured with $1 million in primary liability
                insurance. To prepare for certification, Arie Smouter and I successfully
                completed a Delta Society Pet Partner Training Course.
  Nov, 2003      Canine Good Citizen – American Kennel Club, Raleigh, NC
                   The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for
                   owners and basic good manners at home and in the community for dogs.
  Oct, 2005      “Mr. December” 2006 Calendar – Sauk County Human Society, Baraboo, WI
  Oct, 2004      “Cover Boy” 2005 Calendar – Sauk County Humane Society, Baraboo, WI


Work Experiences
 Oct, 2005 to Reading Tutor – Kid’s Ranch, Inc., Rock Springs, WI
   present      Currently volunteer as a reading tutor for Kid’s Ranch – Baraboo Program.
                During one-on-one sessions, I motivate and encourage first through third
                grade students in a non-judgmental environment.
 Oct, 2006 to    Pet Pals – UW Madison – UW Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI
   present          Visits children at the Hospital as part of this elite team.
Aug, 2006 and Guest Speaker for Canine Safety – Kid’s Ranch, Inc., Rock Springs, WI
  Aug, 2005     Delivered a presentation to 7, 8, and 9 year old children during Kid’s Ranch
                summer day camp program, demonstrating techniques to safely meet dogs.
 Aug, 2004 to    Therapy Dog – Edward Snyder Memorial Nursing Home, Reedsburg, WI
  May, 2005        Conducted periodic visits with residents, delivered group presentations.
 Aug, 2004 to    Therapy Dog – Sauk County Health Care Center, Reedsburg, WI
  May, 2005        Conducted periodic visits with residents in various wards.


Education and    Professional Memberships
  May, 2006      Rompin’ Rovers – Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd., Black Earth, WI
  Jun, 2004      Intermediate Family Dog Training – Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd., Black Earth, WI
  Jan, 2004      Family Dog Training, Level One – 4 Paws Dog Training, LLC, Madison, WI
  Nov, 2003      Family Dog Training – 4 Paws Dog Training, LLC, Madison, WI
  Sep, 2003      Puppy Obedience Class – 4 Paws Dog Training, LLC, Madison, WI
  Sep, 2003      Puppy Socialization Class – Mad City Dog Training, Madison, WI
2006 - present   Member, Reading Education Assistance Dogs, (R.E.A.D.)
2003 - present   Member, American Kennel Club
2003 - present   Member, Sauk County Humane Society


Interests        Besides therapy work, I enjoy backpacking, snowshoeing, hiking, playing with
                   friends, and cuddling with my humans. I also enjoy chewing on bones.

References       I have a portfolio of documentation and references available upon request.

				
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