Become a Pet Therapy Team

Thank you for your interest in Pets and Friends and our Pet Therapy Program!

We are always looking for individuals who are interested in sharing their pet’s unconditional love.

Pets and Friends offers three (3) intakes annually for new pet therapy teams:

  • February 1st – March 31st
  • May 1st – June 30th (Fully Booked, Thank You! Closed June 1st)
  • September 1st to October 30th

Applications will open on the first date of each intake date and remain open until all spots are filled. If accepted, you will be asked to participate in the steps to become a volunteer during your intake period so you can start visiting right away.

To review the eligibility requirements, how to become a pet therapy team and the commitment, please click here. If applications are open, you will be able to apply.

If you are not ready to apply or applications are closed and you want to be the first to know when our next intake opens, please fill out the expression of interest form below. Note this not the application to become a pet therapy team.

Are you ready to share the love?

Please note: Pets and Friends is unable to certify your pet as an emotional support animal or to accompany you to your place of work as a certified therapy dog.

Find some available volunteer opportunities here.

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Did you know…

As a recognized AKC and CKC Therapy Dog Program, Pets and Friends’ Therapy Dog Teams are eligible to earn Therapy Dog Titles?

Both Therapy Dog Programs award official titles to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of those they have visited and are awarded based on the required number of visits.