Upcoming Events

Sept. 16, 2017
PPWork Shop 9:30am-4:00pm  St Elizabeth Hospital Florence, Ky.  must register in advance  
Contact: Susan

july 23rd, 2017
Pet Partner testing must email for a time  Besthesda North Hospital  Must have gone through a work shop, or renewal- must have a time to be tested  
Contact: Susan

july 16th, 2017
work shop must email for a time  Besthesda North Hospital  must register in advance  
Contact: Susan



You and your pet must successfully complete the Therapy Animal team Evaluation.

The Team Evaluation process is conducted by a licensed Team Evaluator and is intended to evaluate the animal/handler team, how well the handler interprets and manages the animal's behavior, and how well the animal responds to the handler. You will learn about the evaluation process in great detail at our workshops.

Unlike obedience competitions, you and your animal do not have to perform the exercises with precision to pass the evaluation. You are also encouraged to talk to your animal during the entire evaluation. The main emphasis is that the animal is under control.

One of the goals of the Therapy Animal teams program is to ensure that we can all be proud of the visiting teams because they are safe and reliable. The evaluation process gives a complete picture of each handler/animal team. This process is the safest way to identify acceptable visiting teams.

At no time will your animal be put in a situation that is dangerous to the animal's welfare. The licensed Team Evaluators are trained and know that the well-being of animals comes first, no matter what. At no point during the evaluation will animals be hurt or intentionally frightened. The test is designed to resemble situations that might occur when the animal goes on a visit. If you are uncomfortable with or unsure of what is going on during the evaluation, please let the evaluator know. You are encouraged to be your animal's advocate.

The complete list of requirements for handlers, pets, equipment, etc.
will be reviewed in detail during your workshop or class.