Several people have asked me how my dog, a rescue named Jones, and I became a therapy dog team. To be honest, I had put off this longtime dream of mine because I was under the impression that the process was very difficult. Happily, I was wrong. But while becoming a therapy dog team isn’t hard, there are specific steps you need to take, and many people aren’t sure where to start. This is what we did to achieve this rewarding goal. These steps are specific to registering with Pet Partners, the largest registerer of therapy animals.
Before we go any further, we should clear up some misconceptions about what exactly a Therapy Dog is. It might be easier to start with what a therapy dog is not:
What a therapy dog is:
Now that we know what a therapy dog is, let’s move on to the steps to become a volunteering team!
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