Frequently Asked Questions

Is my animal suited for Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy?

To become a therapy animal your animal must:

  • Enjoy interacting with and being touched by people.
  • Be confident in new environments.
  • Be calm around other animals.
  • Be at least one year old.
  • Be up to date on vaccinations (Rabies, Bordatella, and Distemper).

To help your animal become a therapy animal you must:

  • Own the animal for at least 6 months.
  • Train your animal to reliably respond to basic obedience cues.
How do I get certified with my animal as a Pet Partners handler team?

Becoming a handler team is easy

  1. Take the handler workshop
  2. Take the team evaluation
  3. Send in your paperwork to Pet Partners®