Become a Therapy Dog Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a Therapy Dog volunteer?
We are always looking for individuals who wish to provide health care-oriented volunteer service within their community using their dog to assist.
Therapy dog volunteers must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the activities that are reasonable for the type of service they may be providing
  • Willing to complete an application process and a criminal record check
  • Successfully participate in an evaluation
  • Able to provide up-to-date veterinarian documents indicating that all required vacinations are current.
Dogs must be:
  • Accepting of a friendly stranger
  • Sit calmly for petting
  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Walk through a crowd (including wheelchairs)
  • Sit on command/staying in place
  • React well to another dog or to distractions (noise, jogger, etc).
Volunteers and their dogs are generally expected to provide regular visits in order to develop a bond with their designated patients.
If this is of interest to you, please fill out this form.

St John is a great place to get training

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