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Would you like to become the “human” part of a Pet Therapy Team but don’t know how or where to start? We can help.

Therapy Dog Requirements

Does your animal know the basic sit, stay, and down commands? Does your animal know how to loose leash walk? If so, you’ve already started.

Minimum Requirements:

• Handlers must be 18 years of age and hold a current state-issued fingerprint clearance card.
• Your animal must be at least one year of age and have lived with you, the potential handler, for at least 8 months.
• Your animal must be reliably potty trained. Except for some exotic animals.
• Your animal must be up-to-date on all vaccines.
• Qualified animal: Dogs – cats – mini horses – mini donkeys -pigs – birds – rabbits – goats- alpacas- ball pythons- tortoises

My animal is fully trained, now what?  

If you want to learn more about volunteering with your pet, please click the area you wish to volunteer.

West Valley (Goodyear, Glendale, West Phoenix)

Central Valley (Phoenix, Scottsdale)

East Valley (Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek)


Looking for a Therapy Dog Trainer?

We recommend contacting one of the following trainers.