Becoming a Pet Therapy Team
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.

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

PLEASE NOTE:

Your dog must be at least one year of age and have lived with you, the potential handler, for at least 6 months.

Your dog must be reliably potty trained

Your dog must pass a thorough health screening by your veterinarian and be up-to-date on all vaccines.

TRAINING:

For further information on Therapy Dog training courses, we recommend Angel Dog’s Training. Please tell them Pawsitive Friendships referred you. Angel Dog’s Training offers a 6-week training course to prepare you and your dog for your Therapy Dog Evaluation.

EVALUATION AND REGISTRATION:

All Pawsitive Friendships Pet Therapy teams MUST be registered with Pet Partners or Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Why? Because once you’re a registered team, you’re covered under their volunteer liability insurance policy.

For further information on how to become a registered Pet Therapy team through Pet Partners, Click Here

For further information on how to become a registered Pet Therapy team through Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Click Here.
 
OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:

Due to the clients we provide services to it is required that all of our volunteers have an IVP Fingerprint clearance card. We recommend you contact AZ Live Scan (www.arizonalivescan.com) for your fingerprinting needs.
 
It is required at some locations we serve to have CPR/First Aid training.
 
WELCOME TEAM!

Congratulations on becoming a registered Pet Therapy team! Please contact us at your convenience to schedule your orientation. Once this has been successfully completed, we will work to find the facility that would best suit you and your dog. For further information or to schedule your orientation, please visit volunteer@pawsitivefriendships.org or call Tosha at (480)353-7833.