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Pet Therapy Volunteers
Certify your dog to be a Therapy Dog!

If you are interested in "certifying" your dog to be an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog it is recommended but not required, that you do the following:

1. Your dog must pass the Canine Good Citizen Test.

Contact the American Kennel Club or Therapy Dogs International at 973.252.9800 or Delta Society 425.226.7357 or 425.226.7557

National Certification for Pet Therapy Certification
for Individual work.

Wanted: Animal Volunteers
by Mary R. Burch (Author)

The Canine Good Citizen Test is designed to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community and facility because it is well trained and well mannered. This means that your dog is suitable for community visits.

2. Provide up to date information regarding your dog.

Shot Record
Health Certificate
Copy of Vets License

3. It is recommended that you have insurance. You can obtain this information from Therapy Dogs International at the above number.


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