Membership Requirements:

1) COMPLETE AN EVALUATION
In order to become certified, dogs must pass the Control Evaluation test which is to be conducted by a certified trainer. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a formal therapy dog training class. Look for one in your area.

2) COMPLETE 10 SUPERVISED VISIT HOURS
Prospective members are required to document these first 10 visits with a certified member of A Touch of Love. 

3) PROVIDE VACCINATION INFORMATION
With the exception of vaccinations required by state law, our policy is to accept the vaccination protocol recommended by a volunteer’s veterinarian.

Many veterinarians are recommending that dog owners stretch out the vaccination interval because of the possible danger to the immune system. Vaccine titers are tests that show the antibody level a dog has against certain infectious diseases.  Our policy will allow these test results in lieu of vaccines.

Membership Benefits

Once certified, members and their pets receive:
-ID cards
- Photo tags
- LOAL vests for their pet to wear while working
- Certified therapy teams also receive the benefit of additional insurance
  coverage during therapy visits