Certification Process

In order to be a certified team with Loving Paws Animal Therapy Program, each volunteer team must complete the following:

  • Handler must attend 3-hour orientation
  • Handler completes all required forms
  • Team attends an optional pre-test class to determine any items the team needs to work on
  • Team successfully passes the Volunteer Team Evaluation
  • Handler completes a shadow visit without the dog
  • Team completes a supervised visit with a mentor