Dogs & Storks: Preparing Families with Dogs for Life with Children



Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including the family dog.  Dogs & Storks is the first national program that offers positive, practical, and fun solutions to help families with dogs prepare for baby before baby arrives.

If your dog has never spent significant time around babies, toddlers, and children, don’t wait until baby comes home to discover potential problems.  Preparing ahead decreases stress and increases success!  We now offer workshops at the SPCA Tampa Bay’s Largo campus, The Metro Wellness & Community Center, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital – Tampa.

One two hour workshop covers:

  • Preparing your dog before baby arrives
  • Introducing your dog after baby arrives
  • Reading your dog’s body language and recognizing signs of stress
  • Creating a safe environment for everyone

Where We Offer Courses:

We are proud to offer our Dogs and Storks workshop at Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital. The workshop fee is $20.00.  A maximum of two people may attend per registration.  Workshop includes an informational booklet.  Please do not bring your dog to the workshop.


Upcoming Classes:

Tampa General Hospital
Saturday, August 26th – 9:30am-11:30am
Saturday, September 9th – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday, September 13th – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, October 14th – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, October 19th – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, November 11th – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 16th – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, December 9th – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, December 14th – 7:00pm-9:00pm

To view and register for Tampa General Hospital classes, please visit Under “Classes & Events” click on the link for “Childbirth Education” and scroll down to “Dogs and Storks”


SPCA Tampa Bay Largo Campus
Wednesday, September 20th – 6:30pm-8:30pm


Florida Hospital – Tampa
More coming soon!

Meet Your Presenter:



Meagan Montmeny, ABCDT, CPDT-KA, is the Behavior and Training Manager for the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo, Florida.  Meagan works with families to help improve communication between owner and pet while furthering SPCA Tampa Bay’s mission to keep families together.  Meagan is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Counseling for Companion Animals.

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